32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Bern — 4 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 Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bern route maker site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Bern is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in October since evenings lows in Bern dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 4 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève.

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You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 4 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Lausanne (Collection de l'Art Brut, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Zauberwasser in Graechen--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and get great views at Furi Suspension Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 3 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, look for gifts at Flauderei, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Appenzell takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 7 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: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Hofkirche, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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