47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

47 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 6 nights
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Bern

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Artilleriewerk Faulensee (in Faulensee), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kunsthaus) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bern. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux

— 5 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Morand Distillery (in Martigny), Verbier (Ski Service & Bruson Ski Area) and Go-Diving (in Sion). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, explore the galleries of Gruyeres Castle, and relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montreux day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Saas-Fee (Saas Fee Ski Resort & Swiss Ski School Saas Fee), Baroque Church (in Saas-Balen) and Fort Gondo (in Gondo). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 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 Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder tool.

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 your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 5 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Engelberg side-trips: Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis), Alpine Sports Andermatt (in Andermatt) and Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi (in Hasliberg). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, see the interesting displays at Tal Museum Engelberg, get great views at Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, and stroll through Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Engelberg travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Engelberg sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Zurich

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lion Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, and browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online vacation planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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: Witzweg (in Heiden), Trutg dil Flem (in Flims) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Arosa Ski Resort, hike along Eggen-Hohenweg, look for gifts at Appenzeller Schaukaeserei, and make a trip to Landsgemeindeplatz.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Basel

— 6 nights
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.
Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Lac Vert d'Undervelier (in Undervelier), Eglise St-Marcel (in Delemont) and Saint-Ursanne (Collegiale, Fontaine du Mai, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, take some stellar pictures from Pfalz, make a trip to Rathaus, and see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Drive from Appenzell to Basel in 2.5 hours. April in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

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.