29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

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 Veytaux and see Chateau de Chillon, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner .

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Geneva. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
When in Bern, make a side trip to see Chaplin's World in Corsier-sur-Vevey, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), appreciate the history behind Barenpark, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chaplin's World
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Museum of Communication ©
Museum of Communication
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail, and have fun at Indoor Rope Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Adelboden (Trottiland & Tschentenalp), Lauenensee (in Lauenen) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's still lots to do: have fun at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne, and stroll through Alprundweg Leiterli.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental planning site .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelboden, Lauenensee, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Highlights from your plan
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Lauenensee ©
Lauenensee

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 scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). There's lots more to do: hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Eggen-Hohenweg, TheBuyAndSellStore
Highlights from your plan
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Alpenrose Landscape Gardens (in Wilderswil), Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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