17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Geneva
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly

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3
nights
Geneva

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 nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva road trip app.

Ottawa, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in November, with highs in Geneva at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Lake Geneva ©
Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
4.2

2
nights
Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 13th (Fri), do a tasting at Alain Chollet Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then test your team's savvy at HouseTrap, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montreux day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Religious Site
Cathedrale de Lausanne
4.5

4
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Hightide Kayak School (in Boenigen), The Central Church Of Thun (in Thun) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Skydive Switzerland). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bern day trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Bern

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hightide Kayak School ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hightide Kayak School
4.9
Jungfraujoch ©
World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
Harderkulm ©
Mountain
Harderkulm
4.5

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 19th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, trek along Witzweg, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, and finally look for gifts at Flauderei.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip builder tool.

Getting from Bern to Appenzell by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Appenzell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Santis der Berg ©
Mountain
Santis der Berg
4.7
Witzweg
Hiking Trail
Witzweg
4.4
Kronberg ©
Mountain
Kronberg
4.5

5
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Rigi, Hofkirche, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6
Lake Zurich ©
Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
Lake Lucerne ©
Must see
Lake Lucerne
4.8

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