32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Basel
— 5 nights
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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 (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Witzweg (in Heiden). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and make a trip to Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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: cruise along Gornergrat, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, stroll through Trockener Steg, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

4
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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mont Pelerin TV Tower (in Mont Pelerin) and Lausanne (Place de la Palud, Collection de l'Art Brut, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, view the masterpieces at Plexus Art Gallery, and stop by O'Coeur des Reves ....

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

4
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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, explore the galleries of Maison Tavel, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Abegg-Stiftung (in Riggisberg), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

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You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

5
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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: Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol), Saint-Ursanne (Collegiale, Fontaine du Mai, &more) and Eglise de Courfaivre (in Courfaivre). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, make a trip to Rathaus, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and get great views at Pfalz.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our 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, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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.