31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gorgier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Musee Chappuis-Fahndrich (in Develier), Porrentruy (Tour Refous, AjoiEvasion, &more) and Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, indulge in some personalized pampering at Orachorn Thai Massage & Spa, and admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Basel is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Basel. Expect little chillier evenings in Basel when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Basel Paper Mill Museum
4.7
Basel Minster ©
Historic Site
Basel Minster
4.6
AjoiEvasion ©
Room Escape Game
AjoiEvasion
4.9

5
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Skydive Interlaken (in Wilderswil), Hightide Kayak School (in Boenigen) and Interlaken (Harderkulm, Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, make a trip to Bundesplatz, see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bern planner.

You can drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hightide Kayak School ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hightide Kayak School
4.9
Jungfraujoch ©
World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
Harderkulm ©
Mountain
Harderkulm
4.5

4
nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, engage your brain at CERN, and make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geneva visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Geneva ©
Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
4.2

4
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: Lausanne (Place de la Palud, Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and HouseTrap (in Bulle). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., and take in the exciting artwork at Plexus Art Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gorgier.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Religious Site
Cathedrale de Lausanne
4.5

2
nights
Gorgier

Gorgier is a municipality in the district of Boudry in the canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.HistoryGorgier is first mentioned in 1252 as de Corgie.GeographyGorgier has an area, of 14km2. On the 19th (Sat), get outside with Cascade de Motiers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Absinthe La Valote Martin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Absintherie du Pere Francois, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillery d'Absinthe Artemisia-Bugnon, then take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Concise. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac des Tailleres, then get outside with Gorges de la Poeta Raisse, then examine the collection at Maison de l'Absinthe, and finally go deep underground at Asphalt Mines.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gorgier itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Gorgier takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gorgier

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Creux du Van ©
Forest
Creux du Van
4.8

3
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Baroque Church (in Saas-Balen) and St. Jodern Kellerei (in Visperterminen). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, explore the activities along Grindjisee, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Gorgier to Zermatt by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Matterhorn ©
Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
Gornergrat ©
Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Fun & Games
Clay Shoot Zermatt
5.0

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Witzweg (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In December in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
World heritage site
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
5.0
Santis der Berg ©
Mountain
Santis der Berg
4.7
Witzweg
Hiking Trail
Witzweg
4.4

5
nights
Zurich

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, Rigi, &more), Hammetschwand Lift (in Obbuergen) and Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Old Town ©
Must see
Old Town
4.6
Lake Zurich ©
Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
Lake Lucerne ©
Must see
Lake Lucerne
4.8

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