31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil), Kriens (Paragliding Luzern, Mt Pilatus, &more) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Hofkirche, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, walk around Lindenhofplatz, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Zurich is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Zurich. Traveling from Bucharest in October, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with a short trip to Kirchturm Heiden in Heiden (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, and head outdoors with Hoher Kasten.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, tour in style with Glacier Express, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express

4
nights
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.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and Swiss Made Shop Wengen (in Wengen). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald driving holiday site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
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Bern

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 Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Thunersee (in Thun) and Interlaken (Harderkulm, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, and get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

4
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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.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Les Gorges du Durnand (in Bovernier), Trapgame (in Charrat) and Vieille ville (in Cossonay). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montreux day trip planning site.

Drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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
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.
On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Geneva journey maker tool.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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