24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Gimmelwald
— 1 night
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Geneva

— 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Lake Geneva and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get outdoors at Bains des Paquis and Franck Ollivier Golf Pro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and visit Vieux-Carouge.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting Gornergrat and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Attractions like Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and Trockener Steg make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: The Matterhorn (in Matterhorn) and Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch (in Naters). There's much more to do: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Gimmelwald

— 1 night
Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). On the 11th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gimmelwald trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Gimmelwald with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Nature · Tours · Trails · Parks

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Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get outdoors at Thunersee and Barenpark. Family-friendly places like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Rose Garden (Rosengarten) will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and explore the activities along Aare River.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Gimmelwald to Bern with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Lucerne

— 7 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Titlis and Rigi. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Golfplatz Andermatt (in Andermatt), Basel's Old Town (in Basel) and Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then explore and take pictures at Rhine Falls. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.