21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 1 night
2
Montreux
— 1 night
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
4
Bern
— 2 nights
5
Interlaken
— 3 nights
6
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
7
Appenzell
— 3 nights
8
Zurich
— 4 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 16th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

4
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: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", stroll through Riffelsee, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 21st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, then get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and finally explore the activities along Aare River. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Titlis (in Engelberg) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bern in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, Titlis, Schynige Platte, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Titlis ©
Titlis

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 26th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then hike along The Eiger. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Appenzell is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen, get outside with Seealpsee, and examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Appenzell takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Wasserauen, Hoher Kasten, Landsgemeindeplatz, Kronberg
Highlights from your plan
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Kronberg ©
Kronberg

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Sciffmandli & Rhine Falls). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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