32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Engelberg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bern
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

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: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get your game on at Virtual Reality Center, take a stroll through Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Locarno (Porto Regionale di Locarno SA & Falconeria Locarno). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Giorgio, stroll through Monte Bre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Villa Florida.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lugano trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Zurich to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lugano when traveling from Zurich in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Locarno, Monte San Giorgio, Cimitero Monumentale, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

3
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Engelberg side-trips: Teufelsbrucke (in Andermatt), Alta Piumogna Waterfalls (in Faido) and Meiringen (Restiturm & Alpbachschlucht). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, stroll through Furka Pass, and snap pictures at Titlis Bridge.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg trip builder website .

Drive from Lugano to Engelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Engelberg, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, Furka Pass, St Gotthard Pass, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Teufelsbrucke
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Alpbachschlucht ©
Alpbachschlucht

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.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle, Murrenbach Waterfalls, & more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, stop by Molitor, take in panoramic vistas at Schynige Platte, and browse the exhibits of Wengen Day Trips.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Schynige Platte, Giessbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
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: Thunersee (in Thun) and Lenk im Simmental (Sibe Brunne, Simmenfalle, & more). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and head outdoors with Elfenau.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern planning tool .

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Thunersee
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Hohematte Park, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning app .

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, make a trip to The Flower Clock, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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