23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva — 2 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 sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, look for gifts at Sweetzerland Chocolatier, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Geneva is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Take a break from Montreux with a short trip to Premier Alpine Centre in Nendaz, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online road trip planner.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bern.
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Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). And it doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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 (Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen & Molitor). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church, and hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planning app.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

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 11th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melchsee-Frutt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Engelberg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Zurich — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seilpark Rigi (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich.

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You can 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, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to 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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