44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux), Lausanne (Laser Game Evolution Lausanne, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), & more) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva vacation planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Orchidarium, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon, House of Basketball
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

8
nights
Bern

Bern ©
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: Basel Minster (in Basel), Thunersee (in Thun) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and walk around Gurten.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Bern online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Basel Minster, The Factory Escape Game, Thunersee
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The Factory Escape Game ©
The Factory Escape Game
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Blumental Panorama Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and hike along The Eiger Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip planning site .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: Adelboden (Trottiland & Trummer Woodcarving), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli, admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Adelboden, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Via Ferrata, Oeschinen Lake, Thermalquellen-Steg
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Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke

7
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt tour planning app .

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). The adventure continues: trek along Eggen-Hohenweg, get outside with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, and get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In December, daytime highs in Appenzell are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Seealpsee, Hoher Kasten
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Interlaken (Heidi's Photo Chalet, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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