20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne
— 4 nights
2
Neuhausen am Rheinfall
— 1 night
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
4
Kandersteg
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt
— 5 nights
6
Geneva
— 3 nights

4
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: Titlis (in Engelberg), Interlaken (Buchhandlung Boedeli, Harderkulm, &more) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, &more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lucerne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Lucerne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Zurich, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Titlis ©
Titlis

1
night
Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Neuhausen am Rheinfall ©
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): make a trip to Sackelamtshusli, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Smilestones.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Neuhausen am Rheinfall trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Neuhausen am Rheinfall takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Neuhausen am Rheinfall are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sackelamtshusli
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Smilestones ©
Smilestones
Sackelamtshusli ©
Sackelamtshusli

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 Rosenlaui to see Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

Before you visit Grindelwald, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

2
nights
Kandersteg

Kandersteg ©
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 4th (Wed), stroll through Adelboden, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, thentrek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, thenhike along Via Ferrata, and finally make a trip to Lotschberg Base Tunnel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandersteg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Kandersteg takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Aletsch Glacier, Adelboden, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli

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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Kandersteg to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

3
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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva day trip tool.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux Lakeside, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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