23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  14​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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.
Step out of Geneva to go to Lausanne and see The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ulaanbaatar Time (ULAT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December, things will get warmer in Geneva: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step out of Bern with an excursion to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, have fun at ROPETECH Ropes Course, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bern road trip app .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Bern. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, trails, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, have fun at Indoor Rope Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and then stop by Trummer Woodcarving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical village of Saanen, and then take some stellar pictures from Lauenensee.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental travel planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. December in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trummer Woodcarving, Lauenensee, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Historical village of Saanen
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Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Lauenensee ©
Lauenensee

3
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 nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, then look for gifts at Flauderei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then don't miss a visit to Kirchturm Heiden, and finally see the interesting displays at Henry Dunant Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip itinerary builder website .

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell with the Route module. In December in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
Highlights from your plan
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden

5
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: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lucerne (Rigi, Mt Pilatus, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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