31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 6 nights
2
Appenzell
— 4 nights
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
5
Bern
— 5 nights
6
Geneva
— 6 nights

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch & Ufschotti Park) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich. Traveling from Jakarta in April, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Titlis ©
Titlis
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get a sense of the local culture at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. Do your shopping at Appenzeller Schaukaeserei and Pfalzkeller. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Alp Flix (in Sur). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. April in Appenzell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Stein, Urnaesch, Trans Ruinaulta, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Alp Flix
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Gornergrat and Trockener Steg. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge in Sierre, approximately Sierre away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Axalp (in Brienz) and Central Sport (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church, stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, Central Sport
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll get in some beach time at Jeunes Rives and Schwimmbad Merligen. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Schweizerisches are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel), Interlaken (Schlosskirche, Heimwehfluh, &more) and Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, examine the collection at Swiss Alpine Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bern road trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jeunes Rives, Creux du Van, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, Schwimmbad Merligen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and Chateau de Chillon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Vieille ville (in Cossonay), Montreux (Vieille-Ville de Montreux & Corniche Lavaux Vineyards) and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at House of Basketball, and shop like a local with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva holiday maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Vieille ville, Vieux-Carouge, House of Basketball
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

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