41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
2
Montreux
— 3 nights
3
Brig
— 3 nights
4
Zermatt
— 6 nights
5
Bern
— 6 nights
6
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
7
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
8
Lucerne
— 5 nights
9
Appenzell
— 3 nights

5
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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, engage your brain at CERN, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux day trip website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

3
nights
Brig

Brig ©
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Change things up with these side-trips from Brig: Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen), Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald) and Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, make a trip to Simplon Pass, and hit the slopes at Riederalp.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brig trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Brig takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, Aletsch Glacier, Grimsel Pass, Riederalp, Aletsch Arena
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grimsel Pass ©
Grimsel Pass
Stockalper Palace ©
Stockalper Palace

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 scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get around town with Gornergrat.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online tour builder.

Traveling by train from Brig to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

6
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Bern is known for museums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, head outdoors with Elfenau, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Bern online trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Gelmersee
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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: Nature Park Blausee (in Blausee-Mitholz), Trottiland (in Adelboden) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, get great views at Lauenensee, and take in the pleasant sights at Wispile.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental trip planning website.

Getting from Bern to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bern in August, you will find days in Lenk im Simmental are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Nature Park Blausee, Wispile, Lauenensee, Trottiland, Gemmi Pass
Highlights from your plan
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Iffigfall ©
Iffigfall

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Wengen (Molitor & Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, and explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

Find out how to plan Grindelwald trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Giessbachfälle, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, make a trip to Kornmarkt, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich, Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 17th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then get outside with Seealpsee, and then make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Town Chur, then explore the activities along Caumasee, and then take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Appenzell by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Flims, Old Town Chur, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, Seealpsee
Highlights from your plan
Caumasee
Caumasee
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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