31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 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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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Bern

City of Bears

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 Thun (The Central Church Of Thun & Thunersee), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern driving holiday planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bern is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Bern is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get little chillier in Bern: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Geneva

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Orchidarium in Prangins (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva road trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

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You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel planner.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at Jungfraujoch and then stroll through Maennlichen. On the next day, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip itinerary 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 up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Trubsee and then fly down the slopes at Titlis.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg online itinerary planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Highlights from your trip

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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Witzweg (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, look for gifts at Flauderei, and stroll through Lillyweg.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Appenzell travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Appenzell takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Beckenried (Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG & Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Elsener Messerschmied AG, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

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Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.