31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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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

— 4 nights

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 St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Thun (The Central Church Of Thun & Thunersee) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Bern is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get slightly colder in Bern: highs are around 59°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 4 nights

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 Saint-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

Montreux

— 4 nights
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: Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) 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.

Find out how to plan Montreux trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, see the winter wonderland with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt travel route app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 1 night
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

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

Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Witzweg (in Heiden). 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

Zurich

— 6 nights

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: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Beckenried (Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG & Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Elsener Messerschmied AG, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich tour planning app.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.