21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner
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Zurich
— 2 nights
Train
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Bern
— 1 day
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden and Lake Zurich. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niederdorf and Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Confiserie Sprungli, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bern.
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Bern — 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then take a stroll through Matte, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern, and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Altstadt Luzern, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Tue), see the winter wonderland with FLEXRENT Snow Sports Rental, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt vacation builder website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.
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Lugano — 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Olive Grove Trail and then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Monte San Salvatore, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and then take a stroll through Cascate di Santa Petronilla.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In April in Lugano, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. On the next day, get great views at Harderkulm, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip maker site.

Getting from Lugano to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in April, things will get slightly colder in Interlaken: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at Seilpark Engelberg and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Engelberg attractions site.

Getting from Interlaken to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit Alpiglen, then trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then hike along North face Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

Make your Grindelwald itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Engelberg to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 1 night

St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Bellavita, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to St. Moritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then get a new perspective on things with Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), and then indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux travel route planning site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Montreux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Vieux-Carouge and Chateau de Rolle. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Perroy to see Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, learn more about the world around you at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, and kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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