35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 4 nights
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Geneva

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Nyon to see Chocolaterie Alexandre about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Oklahoma City, USA to Geneva is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Oklahoma City to Geneva. While traveling from Oklahoma City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake. On the next day, get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald attractions website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

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: Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, and make a trip to Bundesplatz.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Basel

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Basel to go to Haegendorf and see Tufelsschlucht, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basel tour builder app.

Drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln, explore the activities along Lungernersee, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hammetschwand Lift.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Engelberg sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's much more to do: visit Old Town, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip website.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Appenzell

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, then look for gifts at Flauderei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.