31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Murren
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Geneva

— 3 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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Alain Chollet Winery (in Lutry) and Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in June, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Montreux Lakeside), Thunersee (in Thun) and Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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: Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Tamina Gorge (in Pfaefers Dorf). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, get outside with Seealpsee, and examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Appenzell road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Appenzell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 6 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Lucerne in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through Grindelwald-First, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald day trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Murren

— 2 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 28th (Mon), stroll through Via Ferrata, then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then stroll through North face Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, then hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally hike along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Murren tour itinerary website.

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Murren in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 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, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

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Take a train from Murren to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.