31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Geneva

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: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, and see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

3
nights
Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montreux attractions planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

3
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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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

5
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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Central Church Of Thun (in Thun), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen (in Unterseen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, make a trip to Bundesplatz, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

4
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Basel

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: La Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier), Chateau de Delemont (in Delemont) and Saint-Ursanne (Fontaine du Mai & Cloitre de St-Ursanne). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Orachorn Thai Massage & Spa, and admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Basel trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Basel are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Appenzell

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 Witzweg (in Heiden). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, trek along Lillyweg, appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, and admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

Discover how to plan a Appenzell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Basel to Appenzell in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection, Chapel Bridge, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder tool.

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.