9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 19th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Wellness-Welt sole uno. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum Tinguely, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Basel trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Basel is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Basel due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in January; daily highs in Basel reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.
Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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You can take a train from Basel to Zermatt in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Pontresina.
Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Pontresina — 1 night

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muottas Muragl.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pontresina trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Pontresina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. January in Pontresina sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Davos.
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Davos — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Heididorf, wander the streets of Old Town Chur, then fly down the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, and finally snap pictures at Landwasser Viaduct. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos, then hit the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Jakobshorn.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Davos trip planner.

Drive from Pontresina to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
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Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Old Town, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Davos to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Davos in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.