29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Zurich

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: Interlaken (Hohematte Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Zurich. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Brienz, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Seealpsee, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, and make a trip to Landsgemeindeplatz.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip planning tool .

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Wasserauen, Kronberg, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg

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, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, cruise along Gornergrat, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Geneva tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and examine the collection at Klingendes Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern route maker site .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thun, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn), Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Molitor) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Murren, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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