46 days in Switzerland Itinerary

46 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Appenzell
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Murren
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
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Lucerne
— 9 nights
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Appenzell

— 4 nights
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). The adventure continues: make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, get outside with Hoher Kasten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Appenzell online journey builder.

New Delhi, India to Appenzell is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Appenzell due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Appenzell at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 6 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Thunersee (in Thun), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Aare River, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, meet the residents at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip site.

You can drive from Appenzell to Bern in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Geneva

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Orchidarium (in Prangins). On the 30th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Montreux

— 6 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Sauvabelin Tower), Lauenensee Loop Trail (in Gstaad) and Galeries Defago (in Champery). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montreux trip tool.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 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, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip maker website.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Murren

— 3 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Murren: Burgkirche Raron (in Raron) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail, trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Murren trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip maker tool.

Take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 9 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), &more), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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.