23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Mt Pilatus. Museum-lovers will get to explore Swiss National Museum and Rietberg Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Landsgemeindeplatz and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. Get in touch with nature at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Seealpsee.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell road trip website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In May in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Kronberg, Eggen-Hohenweg, Seealpsee
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Visit Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and Intercontinental Church Society for their historical value. The adventure continues: get great views at Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Zahringerbrunnen. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Schlosskirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen), Egelsee (in Bern) and Mount Titlis (in Engelberg). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and fly down the slopes at First.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken online journey planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Aletsch Glacier, Titlis
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Titlis ©
Titlis

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 some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Vieille ville (in Cossonay), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring at Lake Geneva. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip app .

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Vieille ville
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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