31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Murren
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux

— 3 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: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, take in the waterfront activity at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), and awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montreux tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Montreux is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Montreux is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 5 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, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Murren

— 1 night
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 10th (Tue), trek along North face Trail, trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Murren trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Lake Brienz in Brienz--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lucerne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Seealpsee, contemplate the long history of Landsgemeindeplatz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, and don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Appenzell, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Appenzell by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, and see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.