28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights

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Bern — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Thun (Thunersee & The Central Church Of Thun) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, explore the activities along Egelsee, and see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

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Zurich to Bern is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, walk around Jardin Anglais, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt tour itinerary app.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Brienz and see Lake Brienz, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, take in the awesome beauty at Schwarzhorn, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 4 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Appenzell is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Locher AG, steep yourself in history at Landsgemeindeplatz, and take an in-depth tour of Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Appenzell in 3.5 hours. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Hofkirche, &more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Morgarten Denkmal (in Morgarten). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Niederdorf, buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof, and identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

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.
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