39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 4 nights
2
Bern
— 7 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
5
Zermatt
— 5 nights
6
Appenzell
— 4 nights
7
Zurich
— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Bazar d'Ouchy, Laser Game Evolution Lausanne, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture.

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

Columbus, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Geneva. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in May: high temperatures in Geneva hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

7
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: Thun (Schadau Park & Thunersee), The Fork (in Vevey) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and explore the activities along Aare River.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern road trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thun, Montreux, The Fork, Chaplin's World, Magdalena Hermitage
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Aare River
Aare River
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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 Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Axalp). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lieselotte Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Brienz, Titlis, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
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 (Trummer Woodcarving, Adelboden, &more), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historical village of Saanen, get great views at Lauenensee, and hike along Alprundweg Leiterli.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental vacation maker app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adelboden, Oeschinen Lake, Historical village of Saanen, Lauenensee, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt to go to Interlaken and see Harderkulm, which is approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and hike along Murmelweg Wanderung.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Harderkulm
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, and look for gifts at Flauderei.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. In June, daytime highs in Appenzell are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Hoher Kasten, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich vacation planning website.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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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