32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 3 nights
2
Zermatt
— 5 nights
3
Brig
— 1 night
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
5
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
6
Bern
— 5 nights
7
Zurich
— 5 nights
8
Appenzell
— 3 nights

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Geneva when traveling from Istanbul in July, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux Lakeside, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

5
nights
Zermatt

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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and cruise along Gornergrat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brig.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

1
night
Brig

Brig ©
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then trek along Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brig trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Brig in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Brig can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Brig

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Stockalper Palace ©
Stockalper Palace

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online holiday planner.

You can drive from Brig to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Schynige Platte
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The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Adelboden (Trummer Woodcarving & Trottiland), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Lauenensee (in Lauenen). Next up on the itinerary: see the winter wonderland with Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, get to know the fascinating history of Historical village of Saanen, admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and have fun at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelboden, Oeschinen Lake, Historical village of Saanen, Lauenensee, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

5
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Meiringen (Restiturm & Aare Gorge), Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Bern takes 1.5 hours. August in Bern sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Meiringen, Gelmersee, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Rigi, Hofkirche, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and stop by Old Town.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich sightseeing planning tool.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Step out of Appenzell to go to Heiden and see Kirchturm Heiden, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Seealpsee, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Appenzell holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Appenzell are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirchturm Heiden, Landsgemeindeplatz, Seealpsee, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz

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