32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  14​h
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux), Vieille ville (in Cossonay) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning app .

Nairobi, Kenya to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Nairobi in October, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Vieille ville, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
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: Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental), Thunersee (in Thun) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, and walk around Gurten.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Thunersee, Chateau de Chillon, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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 nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Schynige Platte.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online holiday maker .

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Witzweg (in Heiden), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Appenzell online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In October, daytime highs in Appenzell are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Witzweg, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner .

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

Similar Plans

35 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, Africa, South America, United States, Canada & Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris BY A USER FROM EGYPT October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Switzerland SEE PLAN October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in Germany, Switzerland & France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans