28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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28 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Engelberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Virtual Reality Center, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Zurich. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Virtual Reality Center ©
Virtual Reality Center

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

5
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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, hit the slopes at Adelboden, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bern holiday maker app .

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Adelboden, Creux du Van, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Chateau de Chillon, Thunersee
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Adelboden ©
Adelboden
Tschentenalp ©
Tschentenalp

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, and hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald tour website .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Teufelsbrucke (in Andermatt), Fronalpstock (in Stoos) and Wilhelm Tell Monument (in Altdorf). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Titlis, snap pictures at Titlis Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Trubsee, and take a memorable drive along Furka Pass.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Engelberg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Furka Pass, Fronalpstock, Teufelsbrucke, Wilhelm Tell Monument
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Fronalpstock ©
Fronalpstock

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Castelgrande (in Bellinzona), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, walk around Parco Civico, get your game on at Transfinity VR Arcade, and don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lugano holiday maker website .

Drive from Engelberg to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lugano are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fox Town Factory Stores, Monte San Giorgio, Castelgrande, Lungolago Di Ascona, Monte Tamaro
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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