41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bern
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly + ferry:  12​h
End: Toronto

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Hohematte Park & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, & more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zurich due to the time zone difference. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Lake Brienz
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Heiden (Henry Dunant Museum & Kirchturm Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

Plan my day in Appenzell using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Appenzell sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Heiden, Kronberg, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli
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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden

7
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Harderkulm in Interlaken, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Harderkulm
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Get out of town with these interesting Lenk im Simmental side-trips: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Adelboden (Adelboden, Trummer Woodcarving, & more) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, make a trip to Lauenensee, admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne, and let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. January in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Adelboden, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Oeschinen Lake, Historical village of Saanen, Lauenensee
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Lauenensee ©
Lauenensee

6
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Titlis (in Engelberg). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip site .

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Titlis
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

7
nights
Bern

Bern ©
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 Thunersee (in Thun), Montreux (Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, Freddie Mercury Statue, & more) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montreux, Thunersee, Chateau de Chillon
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Klingende Sammlung ©
Klingende Sammlung
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, walk around Parc Des Bastions, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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