41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
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: Interlaken (Hohematte Park & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Heiden (Henry Dunant Museum & Kirchturm Heiden). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Appenzell day trip tool.

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Appenzell are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Heiden, Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Kronberg ©
Kronberg

7
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. There's lots more to do: hop aboard Gornergrat, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to 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 Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Adelboden (Adelboden, Trummer Woodcarving, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Metsch, admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle, hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, and take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental tour app.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. 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, Lauenensee, Historical village of Saanen
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Adelboden ©
Adelboden

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.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Titlis in Engelberg, approximately Engelberg away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, trek along The Eiger, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

Discover how to plan a Grindelwald trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Montreux (Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, Freddie Mercury Statue, &more), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Thunersee (in Thun). The adventure continues: stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, enjoy some diversion at UNIK Playground, and examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Thunersee
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Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

Planning Geneva trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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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