45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 8 nights
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
5
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
6
Bern
— 7 nights
7
Montreux
— 5 nights
8
Geneva
— 6 nights

8
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: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, look for all kinds of wild species at Pilatus Luzern, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary builder website.

Bengaluru, India to Lucerne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Lucerne. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Lucerne reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Paxmal (in Walenstadt). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Appenzell travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Appenzell takes 2 hours. In November in Appenzell, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Paxmal, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Seealpsee
Highlights from your plan
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR

5
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 a memorable drive along Gornergrat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt tour app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Val d'Anniviers
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hangebrucke ©
Hangebrucke

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Get out of town with these interesting Lenk im Simmental side-trips: Lauenensee (in Lauenen), Adelboden (Trottiland & Trummer Woodcarving) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli, and stroll through Skigebiet Metsch.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental trip app.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental with the Route module. November in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelboden, Oeschinen Lake, Historical village of Saanen, Lauenensee, Niesen
Highlights from your plan
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Niesen ©
Niesen

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald tour planning tool.

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

7
nights
Bern

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 Rothenfluh Ruins (in Wilderswil), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Schlosskirche, Harderkulm, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, St. Beatus Hoehlen
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

5
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Musee Gruerien (in Bulle), Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Le Port d'Ouchy, &more) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, identify plant and animal life at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and do a tasting at Chevalley Vineyards.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, St-Saphorin-Lavaux, Lutry, Chaplin's World, Musee Gruerien
Highlights from your plan
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon) and Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Nyon, Ile de la Harpe, Domaine Les Perrieres
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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