29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Appenzell
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Train
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saas-Fee
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Appenzell

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Eichhornliweg (in Arosa) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, get engrossed in the history at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell online travel planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Appenzell is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. When traveling from Lahore in January, plan for much colder days in Appenzell, with highs around 4°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

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Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, make a trip to Bundesplatz, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 8th (Tue), get great views at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Saas-Fee

— 1 night
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the winter wonderland with Ski Zenit and then fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saas-Fee travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Saas-Fee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
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 Matterhorn and see The Matterhorn, which is approximately 4 hours away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gornergrat, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saas-Fee to Zermatt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:

Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Montagne Magique Ski School (in Haute-Nendaz), Verbier (Ski Service & Bruson Ski Area) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, awaken your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux road trip planning website.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:

Geneva

— 5 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geneva day trip site.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February in Geneva, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.