44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Laser Game Evolution Lausanne, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. November in Geneva sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, House of Basketball, Orchidarium, Mont Saleve, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

8
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thunersee (in Thun), Basel Minster (in Basel) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, have some family-friendly fun at The Factory Escape Game, and contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Thunersee, Basel Minster, Chaplin's World, The Factory Escape Game
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Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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 Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, have fun at Indoor Rope Park, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 2:
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Adelboden (Trottiland & Trummer Woodcarving), Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, make a trip to Thermalquellen-Steg, and take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental route planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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, Thermalquellen-Steg, Historical village of Saanen, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli

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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Gornergrat, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

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: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, get outside with Seealpsee, steep yourself in history at Landsgemeindeplatz, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Appenzell online tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. December in Appenzell sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Seealpsee
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lion Monument, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich route app.

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 26:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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