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), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kunsthaus). 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, 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.
Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Go-Diving (in Sion), Verbier (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Ski Service, &more) and Morand Distillery (in Martigny). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

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 · Outdoors · Wildlife

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), Fort Gondo (in Gondo) and Baroque Church (in Saas-Balen). 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 hit the slopes at Trockener Steg.

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

Parks · Nature · 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: Alpine Sports Andermatt (in Andermatt), Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis) and Muggestutz Zwergenweg (in Hasliberg). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, examine the collection at Tal Museum Engelberg, get great views at Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, and take in panoramic vistas at Hammetschwand Lift.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Engelberg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car 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: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Witzweg (in Heiden) and Trutg dil Flem (in Flims). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Basel.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · 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 Saint-Ursanne (Collegiale, Fontaine du Mai, &more), Eglise St-Marcel (in Delemont) and Lac Vert d'Undervelier (in Undervelier). 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 · Trails

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.