31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 5 nights
2
Basel
— 4 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Bern
— 6 nights
5
Zermatt
— 4 nights
6
Montreux
— 3 nights
7
Geneva
— 5 nights

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, stop by Confiserie Sprungli, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Astrid-Kapelle
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Saint-Ursanne (Cloitre de St-Ursanne & Pont St-Jean), Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol) and AjoiEvasion (in Porrentruy). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Basel day trip website.

Drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Ursanne, Pantheon Basel, Orachorn Thai Massage & Spa, Etangs de Bonfol, AjoiEvasion
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Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
AjoiEvasion ©
AjoiEvasion

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Handeckfall Bridge in Guttannen--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald vacation planning app.

You can drive from Basel to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Handeckfall Bridge
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Airtime Paragliding ©
Airtime Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

6
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Omega Museum (in Biel) and Interlaken (Interlaken Walking Tours, Harderkulm, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get interesting insight from Skydive Interlaken, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Magdalena Hermitage, Creux du Van, Omega Museum
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to AnniThink Escape Room (in Grimentz), Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron) and Simplon Pass (in Brig). There's much more to do: get around town with Gornergrat, get the adrenaline pumping with Tandem Paragliding Zermatt, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and do a tasting at Chanton Weine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt tour planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Chanton Weine, AnniThink Escape Room, Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, Simplon Pass
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Espace Ballon (in Chateau-d'Oex), HouseTrap (in Bulle) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, get interesting insight from Simulpro, see the interesting displays at Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, and get a taste of the local shopping with Plexus Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montreux tour planning tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lausanne, Simulpro, Espace Ballon, Chateau de Chillon, O'Coeur des Reves ...
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

5
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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, walk around Parc La Grange, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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