29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Bern
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip site.

Durham, USA to Bern is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Bern is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Durham in March; daily highs in Bern reach 53°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basel

— 4 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Saint-Ursanne (Porte St-Pierre, Cloitre de St-Ursanne, &more), Tufelsschlucht (in Haegendorf) and Hotel de Ville (in Delemont). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, make a trip to Rathaus, and enjoy breathtaking views from Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Basel road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more), Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip site.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, stop by Vogts Corner, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

Plan trip to Grindelwald with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Trockener Steg, learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Verbier (Bruson Ski Area & Ski Service), The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux road trip planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.