25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Geneva

— 3 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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, walk around Parc Des Bastions, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in April: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 19°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and Verbier (Bruson Ski Area, Ski Service, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, and take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreux journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then look for gifts at Vogts Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald online attractions planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Ambra Minerals (in Murten), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bern travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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Zurich

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Hohle Gasse (in Immensee), Toni's Zoo (in Rothenburg) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and make a trip to Bellevue Square.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder tool.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 25:

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.