29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 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
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights

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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: AjoiEvasion (in Porrentruy) and Fontaine du Mai (in Saint-Ursanne). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, get great views at Pfalz, and don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Basel day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Basel is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Basel, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Basel Paper Mill Museum
4.7
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Historic Site
Basel Minster
4.6
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Room Escape Game
AjoiEvasion
4.9

4
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Bern

Bern ©

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: Skydive Switzerland (in Interlaken), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Hightide Kayak School (in Boenigen). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and explore the activities along Aare River.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

Drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Basel in December, Bern is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Ambra Minerals
5.0
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World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

3
nights
Geneva

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 Chocolaterie Alexandre in Nyon (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and walk around Parc Des Bastions.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7

3
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Montreux

Montreux ©
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 HouseTrap (in Bulle), Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., and pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip app.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Children’s Museum
Chaplin's World
4.7

4
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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, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Laderach, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8

2
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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©

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 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Water Body
Oeschinen Lake
4.8
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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4

1
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Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Titlis and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Engelberg are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Titlis
4.6

2
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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then stop by Flauderei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen, get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Appenzell route planning app.

Getting from Engelberg to Appenzell by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Santis der Berg
4.7
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Mountain
Kronberg
4.5

5
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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Old Town
4.6
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Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8
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Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7

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