33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and pause for some photo ops at Barenpark.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bern trip maker website .

Dublin, Ireland to Bern is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bern, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Thunersee, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

6
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 Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, trek along The Eiger Trail, and explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip app .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Speed Boats Tours, & more), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

5
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), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Seealpsee, see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Seealpsee, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Landsgemeindeplatz, Witzweg
Highlights from your plan
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

6
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, take in panoramic vistas at Schynige Platte, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva vacation planning app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, 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

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