39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Appenzell
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Schaffhausen
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Surat

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Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Witzweg (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, stop by Flauderei, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, and see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Appenzell itinerary maker app.

Surat, India to Appenzell is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Surat to Appenzell is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Surat in April, with highs in Appenzell at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Schaffhausen

— 4 nights
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Schaffhausen side-trips: Monastery Fischingen (in Fischingen), Traegerverein Cheisacherturm (in Laufenburg) and Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, snap pictures at Rheinbrucke Diessenhofen–Gailingen, engage your brain at Historisches Museum Thurgau, and make a trip to Sackelamtshusli.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Schaffhausen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Schaffhausen takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bern

— 5 nights

City of Bears

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: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and stroll through Gurten.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bern online trip maker.

You can take a train from Schaffhausen to Bern in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Nyon (Roman Columns & Chateau de Nyon), Le Sentier Des Toblerones (in Bassins) and Orchidarium (in Prangins). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux

— 5 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parc de l'Independance (in Morges), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Sauvabelin Tower, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Instinctif.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux holiday maker app.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

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, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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 12th (Wed): stop by Vogts Corner, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Grindelwald-First, then make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald tour planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 8 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Stadtturm (in Baden), Zurich (Botanischer Garten, Lake Zurich, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, make a trip to Kornmarkt, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.