18 days in Switzerland, Triesen & Stuttgart Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Triesen & Stuttgart Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Triesen, Liechtenstein
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Zurich route planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of Lucerne to go to Weggis and see Uferpromenade Weggis, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne holiday builder tool.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Triesen.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Triesen, Liechtenstein

On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum and then make a trip to Liechtenstein Center.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Triesen day trip planning app.

Drive from Lucerne to Triesen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stuttgart.
Museums
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Stuttgart, Germany — 4 nights

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Heidelberg (Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, and browse the exhibits of Staatsgalerie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Triesen to Stuttgart takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get curious at CERN, stroll around Jardin Anglais, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall. On the next day, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Geneva takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Montreux, Switzerland — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

Plan trip to Montreux with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lugano road trip planning tool.

Drive from Montreux to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
Nature · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

On the 9th (Sat), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Nature · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.

Liechtenstein travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.