22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lucerne
— 7 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Go for a jaunt from Appenzell to Gossau to see Walter Zoo about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, look for gifts at Flauderei, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Appenzell is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Appenzell is minus 4 hours. In May, Appenzell is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Hoher Kasten, Eggen-Hohenweg, Walter Zoo
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Walter Zoo ©
Walter Zoo
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Naters and see Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chaplin's World and CERN. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geneva online journey planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
CERN ©
CERN

4
nights
Interlaken

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.
Attractions like Seilpark Interlaken and Heimwehfluh make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Barenpark, Tierpark Dahlholzli, &more). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Jungfraujoch, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken route builder app .

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Jungfraujoch, Air-Glaciers, S.A.
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

7
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Family-friendly places like Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Natur- und Tierpark Goldau will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Lake Zurich, &more) and Monte Tamaro (in Rivera). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne attractions planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Zurich, Monte Tamaro, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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