44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h
1
Geneva
— 7 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 7 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bellinzona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
St. Moritz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve and Chateau de Nyon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Notre Dame Basilica and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Museum CIMA (in Sainte-Croix), Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry) and Lausanne (Esplanade de Montbenon, Place de la Palud, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice), admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Geneva is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In January, Geneva is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Nyon, Museum CIMA, Musee Militaire Genevois, Le Chateau de Morges Et Ses Musees
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MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

7
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Sunnegga. Venture out of the city with trips to Barrage de Moiry (in Anniviers), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard (in Bourg Saint Pierre). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and stroll through 5-Seenweg.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Barrage de Moiry, Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

7
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Cathedral of Bern and International Museum of Watches. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch & Skigebiet Betelberg), Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bern online trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In January in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg, Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches
Highlights from your plan
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Eiger Trail and Lauterbrunnen Village. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aletsch Glacier and Blumental Panorama Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Wengen (Central Sport & Wengen Day Trips), 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and trek along North face Trail.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald route planning website .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Central Sport, Gemmi Pass
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

3
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Di Mesocco and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Festungsmuseum Crestawald and Museo di Valmaggia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellinzona: Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo (in Airolo), Mario Botta's Mountain Church (in Mogno) and Chiesa di San Nicolao (in Giornico). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, get a taste of the local shopping with OnArte, admire the striking features of Palazzo della Societa Bancaria Ticinese, and do a tasting at Tamborini Vini.

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Drive from Grindelwald to Bellinzona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

OnArte, Tamborini Vini, Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, The Froda Waterfall, Festungsmuseum Crestawald
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Nicolao ©
Chiesa di San Nicolao
Festungsmuseum Crestawald ©
Festungsmuseum Crestawald
Castello Di Mesocco ©
Castello Di Mesocco

5
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Visiting Piz Corvatsch and Piz Bernina will get you outdoors. Visit Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp), Splugen Pass (in Splugen) and Haus Clagluna (in Ardez). There's lots more to do: get great views at Piz Nair, examine the collection at National Park Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Guarda, and explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bellinzona to St. Moritz by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, St. Moritz is a bit cooler than Bellinzona - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Haus Clagluna, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Splugen Pass, National Park Centre, Church of Guarda
Highlights from your plan
Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Uferpromenade Weggis are in your itinerary. Zoological Museum and Glasi Hergiswil will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Arosa Ski Resort (in Arosa), Lucerne (Hofkirche, The Nine Towers, & more) and Schaffhausen (Munot & Altstadt Schaffhausen). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Town Chur, take a stroll through Niederdorf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in February, with highs in Zurich at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Castle Haldenstein, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

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