35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Medan
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Murren
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Meiringen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Medan

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more) and Interlaken (Hohematte Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner .

Medan, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Medan to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In November, Zurich is colder than Medan - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Grindelwald-First
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg

4
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, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lenk im Simmental: Adelboden (Trummer Woodcarving & Trottiland), Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, stroll through Bergbahnen Lenk, take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle, and take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Adelboden, Bachalpsee Lake, Historical village of Saanen, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke

4
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Get out of town with these interesting Murren side-trips: Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Trümmelbachfälle, & more) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and trek along Via Ferrata.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Murren trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lenk im Simmental to Murren. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Meiringen.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Meiringen

Meiringen ©
Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Meiringen: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Axalp (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, get outside with Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, and explore the activities along Gelmersee.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Meiringen trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Murren to Meiringen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Meiringen sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Meiringen

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Brienz, Gelmersee, Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, Titlis, Furka Pass
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Take a break from Bern with a short trip to Thunersee in Thun, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bern online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Meiringen to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Meiringen in December, expect nights in Bern to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online day trip planner .

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Orchidarium, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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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