23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner
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Fly
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
4
Bern
— 4 nights
Train
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 3 nights
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Geneva — 3 nights

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geneva road trip website.

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 12th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut.

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

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 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 in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, stop by Laderach, and cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

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 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's much more to do: visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.
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Zurich — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 3 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Witzweg (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, hike along Lillyweg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and take an in-depth tour of Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In November in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Basel.
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Basel — 3 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.
Basel is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, relax and rejuvenate at Orachorn Thai Massage & Spa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Basel day trip website.

Drive from Appenzell to Basel in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time 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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