32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Gimmelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 5 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
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Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina) and Castello di Montebello (in Bellinzona). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Giorgio, admire all the interesting features of Monte San Salvatore, and stroll around Parco Ciani.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lugano journey maker app.

New Delhi, India to Lugano is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Lugano is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Lugano at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Gimmelwald

— 2 nights
Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gimmelwald trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lugano to Gimmelwald. Traveling from Lugano in May, things will get little chillier in Gimmelwald: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gimmelwald to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and indulge your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux attractions site.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Geneva

— 4 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, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Bern

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen Village, &more), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bern route planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Viamala (in Zillis) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, take in the local highlights with Seealpsee, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brauerei Locher AG.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Appenzell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Lucerne

— 7 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in panoramic vistas at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lucerne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:

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.