31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 6 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Gommer Hohenweg in Bellwald--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Zermatt is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

8
nights
Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Zurich and Chapel Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Hauptbahnhof, Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, &more), Festung Vitznau (in Vitznau) and Titlis (in Engelberg). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip maker site.

Getting from Zermatt to Lucerne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

5
nights
Grindelwald

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 to go to Wengen and see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and hike along The Eiger.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald online road trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Rose Garden (Rosengarten) will thrill your kids. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli (in Unterseen), Montreux (Promenade Sur Les Quais De Montreux & Montreux Lakeside) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Mad Cow). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern tour planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Lake Geneva and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lausanne (Musee Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planning site.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.