45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 8 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Lucerne

— 8 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne attractions planner.

Bengaluru, India to Lucerne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Lucerne reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Find places to stay Nov 1 — 9:

Appenzell

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with a short trip to Paxmal in Walenstadt (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Seealpsee, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, and admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Appenzell takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Appenzell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

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 nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at Castor Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Lenk im Simmental

— 5 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Get out of town with these interesting Lenk im Simmental side-trips: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Lauenensee (in Lauenen) and Adelboden (Trottiland & Trummer Woodcarving). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, get all the information you need at Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli, and admire the striking features of Historical village of Saanen.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental trip app.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental with the Route module. November in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Grindelwald

— 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn) and Wengen (Alpia Sport + Mode & Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

Bern

— 7 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 Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Interlaken (Schlosskirche, Harderkulm, &more) and Rothenfluh Ruins (in Wilderswil). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 4:

Montreux

— 5 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: Musee Gruerien (in Bulle), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, learn about winemaking at Terres de Lavaux, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montreux day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

Geneva

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle) and Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 15:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.