23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 4 nights
2
Appenzell
— 3 nights
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
5
Bern
— 3 nights
6
Grindelwald
— 4 nights

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Old Town and Museum Rietberg make great kid-friendly stops. Glasi Hergiswil and Zoological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Jesuitenkirche (in Lucerne) and Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, examine the collection at FIFA World Football Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Niederdorf.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Zurich. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Glasi Hergiswil
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Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kunstmuseum Appenzell and St Mauritius Church. Get outdoors at Appenzeller Badi and Strandbad Arbon. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Saurer Museum (in Arbon) and Fort Heldsberg (in St. Margrethen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, look for gifts at Flauderei, and get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

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You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Arbon, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, Landsgemeindeplatz, Fort Heldsberg
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Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Saurer Museum ©
Saurer Museum

5
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". Bring the kids along to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Gornergrat. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Lens (Fondation Opale & Fondation Pierre Arnaud), Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne (in Bramois) and Le Musee Des Bisses (in Ayent). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, stroll through Trockener Steg, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lens, Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, Le Musee Des Bisses
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

3
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.
Bring the kids along to International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Food Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Ariana and Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geneva route maker tool.

Take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Communication and Museum of Natural History of Bern. Explore hidden gems such as The Cathedral of Bern and Aare River. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of Matte, and make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bern sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Museum of Communication ©
Museum of Communication
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 the city and head to Maennlichen and Maennlichen Romantic Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Allmendhubel and Via Ferrata. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Faulhorn, hike along Lieselotte Trail, stroll through Felix Weg, and fly down the slopes at Bodmi Arena.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren
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Faulhorn ©
Faulhorn
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata

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