39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 8 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Lake Geneva and Patek Philippe Museum will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier (in Bougy-Villars) and Chateau de Rolle (in Rolle). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, walk around Le Jardin Anglais, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and engage your brain at CERN.

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Valletta, Malta to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Geneva to be colder, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · 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.
Bring the kids along to Montreux Lakeside and Premier Alpine Centre SA. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Eglise St Germain (in Saviese), Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Verbier (Karting Extreme Verbier & Ski Service). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, make a trip to The Fork, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Cloitre, and glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gornergrat and Clay Shoot Zermatt. Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, look for gifts at Laderach, and make a trip to Furi Mountain Station.

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Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and Gurten. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Kirchhofer - Swiss Arts (in Brienz), Garuda Massage (in Thun) and Chuderhusi Aussichtsturm (in Roethenbach im Emmental). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the activities along Aare River, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Molitor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and stroll through The Eiger.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 5 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Titlis and Titlis Cliff Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruetli (in Seelisberg), Lungern (Viewing Point Schoenbuehel & Lungernersee) and Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln). Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Swisspecial. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, hit the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt, make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, and stroll through Mythenregion.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Engelberg holiday site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. January in Engelberg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zurich

— 8 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche, The Nine Towers, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip site.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.