46 days in Switzerland Itinerary

46 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

7
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: Interlaken (Hohematte Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

Lugano to Zurich is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in November, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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: Collegiale Saint-Germain (in Moutier), Panoramabrucke Sigriswil (in Sigriswil) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the activities along Aare River, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and stroll through Gurten.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern visit planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Collegiale Saint-Germain, Basel Minster, The Factory Escape Game, Panoramabrucke Sigriswil, Thunersee
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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). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald journey planner.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) 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
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Via Ferrata (in Murren). The adventure continues: stroll through Alprundweg Leiterli, fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk, explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, and get great views at Lauenensee.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. December in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

6
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: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more) and Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and get curious at CERN.

Plan my day in Geneva using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Geneva takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lenk im Simmental in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Montreux Lakeside, Mont Saleve
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

8
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: travel the rails with Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt journey maker app.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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

5
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Heiden, Pfalzkeller, Seealpsee, Eggen-Hohenweg
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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