43 days in Switzerland Itinerary

43 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Brig
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Geneva

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne), Parc Aventure Signal de Bougy (in Bougy-Villars) and Roman Columns (in Nyon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, engage your brain at CERN, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online road trip 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 August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
nights
Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

5
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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. Explore Brig's surroundings by going to Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, get outside with Kandersteg-Allmenalp Klettersteig, and fly like a bird with Airvolution.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brig online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Brig takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brig can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

6
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Heremence and see Grande Dixence, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and explore the activities along Stellisee.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning app.

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 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

5
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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bern travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Kandersteg to see Oeschinen Lake about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, glide through the air with Airtime Paragliding, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald 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 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, head outdoors with Seealpsee, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and explore the fascinating underground world of Die WildkirchliHoehlen.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Appenzell in 3.5 hours. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

7
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Piuskirche (in Meggen), Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Sciffmandli & Rhine Falls) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.