42 days in Switzerland Itinerary

42 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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42 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sedrun
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bern
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Kunsthalle Luzern, & more), St Gallus Catholic Church (in Kriens) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planning website .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Seebad Eich
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Visit Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Appenzell and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Henry Dunant Museum (in Heiden), Naturmuseum St Gallen (in St. Gallen) and Strandbad Arbon (in Arbon). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and get into the urban bustle at Pfalzkeller.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell driving holiday planner.

Drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Appenzell are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedrun.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Teufen, St. Gallen, Henry Dunant Museum, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

4
nights
Sedrun

Sedrun ©
Tujetsch is a municipality in the Surselva Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryTujetsch is first mentioned in 1237 as Thiuesch.GeographyTujetsch has an area, of 133.9km2. Escape the urban bustle at Lac de Claus and Golfplatz Andermatt. You'll explore and learn at Sasso San Gottardo and Talmuseum Ursern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedrun: Castello Di Mesocco (in Mesocco), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Chiesa di San Nicolao (in Giornico). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Forte Airolo and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of the Uniun Cristallina Disentis.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sedrun visit planning tool .

You can drive from Appenzell to Sedrun in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Sedrun

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Andermatt, Airolo, Castello Di Mesocco, Museum of the Uniun Cristallina Disentis, Chiesa di San Nicolao
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Titlis ©
Titlis
Castello Di Mesocco ©
Castello Di Mesocco

6
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Brienz (Axalp & Giessbachfälle) and Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & Via Ferrata). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and stroll through Lieselotte Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planner .

Drive from Sedrun to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen, Brienz
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

7
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Chateau de Chillon and Castle of Gruyeres will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Federal Building (Bundeshaus). Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Maurice Neyroud (in Chardonne) and Augusta Raurica (in Augst). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Bern.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bern road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Chateau de Chillon, Maurice Neyroud, Gruyeres Castle, Magdalena Hermitage
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and Harderkulm. Get a sense of the local culture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Riffelberg "Bruder Klaus". Change things up with a short trip to Ski Service in Verbier (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and trek along Murmelweg Wanderung.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ski Service, Harderkulm
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

6
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.
Patek Philippe Museum and Cathedrale de St-Pierre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and CERN. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, & more) and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, House of Basketball, La Cave De Geneve
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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