22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Geneva and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Ski Service in Verbier--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Service, Chateau de Chillon, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kids will enjoy Skigebiet Betelberg and Chaplin's World. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern route planning tool .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Bern. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Skigebiet Betelberg
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grindelwald Museum and Lauterbrunnen Church. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with a short trip to Central Sport in Wengen (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Central Sport
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Intercontinental Church Society and English Church. Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Grimentz to see Cabane de Moiry about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip site .

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cabane de Moiry
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and finally stop by Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Henry Dunant Museum, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp, Henry Dunant Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Grossmunster are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Landesmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Verkehrshaus der Schweiz). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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