31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and ARTBOX.GALLERY. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Biosphaere Entlebuch, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, steep yourself in history at Haus zum Rech, and stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary app.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Titlis ©
Titlis
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get a sense of the local culture at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR. Do your shopping at Appenzeller Schaukaeserei and Pfalzkeller. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz) and Alp Flix (in Sur). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. April in Appenzell sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stein, Urnaesch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Trans Ruinaulta, Alp Flix
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR ©
Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Gornergrat and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge in Sierre, approximately Sierre away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at Schwarzhorn, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, Central Sport
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll get in some beach time at Jeunes Rives and Schwimmbad Merligen. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and SOON Galerie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil), Interlaken (Schlosskirche, Heimwehfluh, &more) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, examine the collection at Swiss Alpine Museum, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

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

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Jeunes Rives, Creux du Van, Schwimmbad Merligen, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux (Vieille-Ville de Montreux & Corniche Lavaux Vineyards) and Vieille ville (in Cossonay). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at House of Basketball, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Geneva are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Musee Romain, Vieux-Carouge
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

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