22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Rigi, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Zurich is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Seealpsee, hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, steep yourself in history at Landsgemeindeplatz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Urnaesch, Seealpsee, Landsgemeindeplatz, Eggen-Hohenweg
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt vacation planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
Interlaken

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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (Aare River, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll through The Eiger.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip maker site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Palace of Justice (in Lausanne), Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva itinerary app .

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in July, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palace of Justice, Chaplin's World, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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