21 days in Switzerland & Denmark Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & Denmark Itinerary

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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Goldau, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly to Bornholm Airport, Drive to Roenne
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Roenne, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Basel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Schaulager, Fondation Beyeler, Messe Basel, and other attractions. On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Messe Basel, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and then see the interesting displays at Schaulager. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen and then examine the collection at Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru, India to Basel is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Basel hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums

Side Trips

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten) and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern travel site.

You can drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bern, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
You've now added Interlaken Walking Tours to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), let your taste buds guide you at Interlaken Walking Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary maker site.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Goldau.
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
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Goldau, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Goldau is a city in the community of Arth, canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goldau trip builder site.

Goldau is just a short distance from Lucerne. In January, daytime highs in Goldau are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Goldau

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Landesmuseum as well as pure & tasty WESTGARDE AG. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then look for gifts at pure & tasty WESTGARDE AG. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip tool.

Drive from Goldau to Zurich in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Aarhus.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
You've added Nationalpark Mols Bjerge, Moesgaard Museum, Musikhuset Aarhus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, then admire the striking features of Musikhuset Aarhus, and then take a stroll around Dokk1. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Nationalpark Mols Bjerge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aarhus trip builder tool.

Getting from Zurich to Aarhus by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Aarhus are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Roenne.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Roenne, Denmark

— 2 nights
Rønne is the largest town on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Roenne travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copenhagen to Roenne. In January, daytime highs in Roenne are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Roenne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Roenne to Copenhagen with the Route module. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Bornholm travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Ruins · Churches
Bornholm municipality covers the entire island of Bornholm, located in the Baltic Sea. Rich in natural beauty, the island is characterized by rugged rock faces, thick pine forests, farmland, and beaches that dot its 158 km (98 mi) coastline. During warm summer months, Bornholm's tiny coastal villages and quiet fishing harbors receive droves of tourists from neighboring countries. Visitors from Scandinavia come for the island's smoked herring.