30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16 h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Bern
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Neuchatel
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Geneva
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Montreux
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  16 h
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Barfussbar has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Boat Tours & Water Sports. For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Altstadt Luzern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Kunsthalle Luzern, &more), Kriens (St Gallus Catholic Church & Schachmuseum) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker website .

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Seebad Eich
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, stop by Appenzeller Schaukaeserei, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then examine the collection at Zeughaus Teufen, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell road trip tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. May in Appenzell sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Urnaesch, Stein, Zeughaus Teufen
Highlights from your plan
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Raron (Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael & Burgkirche Raron), Spas (in Leukerbad) and Musee du safran (in Mund). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, stop by Laderach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", and take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Raron, Spas, Aletsch Glacier, Musee du safran
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

3
nights
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 in touch with nature at Maennlichen and Parasailing & Paragliding. Grindelwald Museum and Kunsthaus will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Wengen (Central Sport & Minigolf). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and don't miss a visit to Unspunnen Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen Church, Kleine Scheidegg, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Central Railroad Station and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Riehen (Gedenkstatte Fur Fluchtlinge & Fondation Beyeler), Delemont (Chateau de Delemont & Chapelle du Vorbourg) and Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost, and take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Riehen, Delemont, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Magdalena Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)

4
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Take a break from the city and head to Creux du Van and Gorges de l'Areuse. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Grandson and Chateau de Neuchatel. Change things up with these side-trips from Neuchatel: CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary), Vallorbe (Juraparc & Grottes de Vallorbe) and Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches (in Le Locle). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeunes Rives, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'art et d'histoire, take an in-depth tour of Musee du Tram, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Neuchatel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vallorbe, Boudry, Domaine de Chambleau, CHEZ Camille Bloch, Chateau de Grandson
Highlights from your plan
Musée d'art et d'histoire ©
Musée d'art et d'histoire
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse

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.
Head to MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and La Chocolaterie de Genevefor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Patek Philippe Museum and CERN. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Roman Columns (in Nyon) and Outlet Aubonne (in Aubonne). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

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Take a train from Neuchatel to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Outlet Aubonne, Roman Columns
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Visit Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces and Franck Ollivier Golf Pro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montreux itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Montreux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Franck Ollivier Golf Pro
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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