22 days in Switzerland & Monaco Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland & Monaco Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Rigi, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 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: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern tour planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn in Murren--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and trek along The Eiger.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 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, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Thu), view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, make a trip to The Flower Clock, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geneva route maker app.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 5 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Place du Palais.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo travel route builder site.

You can fly from Geneva to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in September: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 28°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.