22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Lungern
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
6
Lauterbrunnen
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
10
Gstaad
— 1 night
Drive
11
Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
13
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Zurich as well as Old Town. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parasailing & Paragliding. Kids will enjoy Lake Lucerne and Lion Monument. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip tool.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Lucerne are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

1
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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 22nd (Wed), hit the slopes at Titlis.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Lucerne to Engelberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lungern.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Lungern

Lungern is a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. You've now added Lungernersee to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lungernersee and then stroll through Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lungern travel route planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Lungern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Engelberg in December, you will find days in Lungern are little chillier (1°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lungern

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then stroll through The Eiger.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lungern to Grindelwald takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Lauterbrunnen

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen road trip planning app.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

1
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Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thunersee as well as Augstmatthorn. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Augstmatthorn and then explore the activities along Thunersee. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary maker tool.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. In December in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, then stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary website.

Drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bern: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

1
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Geneva

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 30th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Geneva, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva route planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gstaad.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Gstaad

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Molkerei Zweisimmen.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gstaad driving holiday app.

You can drive from Geneva to Gstaad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): cruise along Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gstaad to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Monte San Giorgio, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally walk around Parco Ciani.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In January, daytime highs in Lugano are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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St. Moritz

St.
On the 5th (Wed), get great views at Diavolezza and then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, St. Moritz is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.

Saanen travel guide

4.6
Scenic Walking Areas · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Saanen is a municipality in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. It is the capital of the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district.HistorySaanen is first mentioned in 1228 as Gissinay. In 1340 it was mentioned as Sanon.During the Bronze Age there was a hill fort on the Cholis Grind near the modern village of Saanen. The region was occupied by the Gallo-Romans until the 10th or 11th century when the Alamanni began to drive them out. This migration created the modern language borders in Switzerland. During the Middle Ages several forts were built to guard the mule trails into the Valais and Vaud. These included the Kramburg (which was first mentioned in 1331 but is now covered by later construction), the Swabia Ried tower (11th-12th century) and the tower Schönried (remains are visible as part of house number 349). During the Middle Ages it was part of the vogtei of Vanel in the county of Gruyère. In 1244, the counts became the vassals of Savoy. The counts' financial problems forced them to sell parts of the vogtei and some of the rights to the residents of Saanen in the 14th century. The village then became the center of the Saanen district and parish.

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