24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to The Flower Clock, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site.

Melbourne, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Geneva to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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4
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Bern

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: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Thunersee (in Thun) and Swiss Riviera Wine Tours (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bern sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bern when traveling from Geneva in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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4
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Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn in Murren, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and stroll through Maennlichen.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
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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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the activities along Stellisee, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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3
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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Step out of Appenzell with an excursion to Kirchturm Heiden in Heiden--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, and examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell with the Route module. In September in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, look for gifts at pure & tasty WESTGARDE AG, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing app.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.