45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amritsar
Fly + Train:  13 h
1
Bern
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Geneva
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Engelberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Zurich
— 9 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Amritsar

6
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Thunersee (in Thun) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). The adventure continues: stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take a stroll through Matte, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip tool.

Amritsar, India to Bern is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Amritsar in November: highs in Bern hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Thunersee, Chaplin's World
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux), Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Orchidarium, Montreux Lakeside, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

6
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: cruise along Gornergrat, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Via Ferrata (in Murren), Trottiland (in Adelboden) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Skigebiet Metsch, hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, hit the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk, and admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. November in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Via Ferrata, Lauenensee, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Trottiland, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail & 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and trek along North face Trail.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip builder website.

Drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lieselotte Trail
Lieselotte Trail

4
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Engelberg side-trips: Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald), St Gotthard Pass (in Airolo) and Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln). There's lots more to do: stroll through Titlis, hit the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, and get your game on at Swimmimg Pool Altdorf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Engelberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Swimmimg Pool Altdorf, The Swiss Path, Grimsel Pass, St Gotthard Pass, Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg
Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln ©
Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden). And it doesn't end there: hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Appenzell trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Appenzell in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Appenzell are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Landsgemeindeplatz, Seealpsee, Eggen-Hohenweg
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

9
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Interlaken (Hohematte Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Capuchin Friary, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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