36 days in Switzerland Itinerary

36 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Murten
— 1 night
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Lausanne
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Lucerne

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg), Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln) and Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Frankfurt, Germany to Lucerne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Lucerne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Grindelwald-First, examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 20th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen online travel route planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Grindelwald. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelboden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Point Schoenbuehel, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary maker app.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. February in Interlaken sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fribourg (Chapelle de Lorette, Vallee du Gotteron, &more), Musee Espace Paysan Horloger (in Les Bois) and Thun (The Central Church Of Thun, Thunersee, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and stop by Fromages Spielhofer.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Bern sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Murten.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Murten

— 1 night
Murten or Morat is a municipality in the See district of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.It is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat, also commonly called Lake Murten. On the 27th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Papiliorama, get a taste of the local shopping with Ambra Minerals, and then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Murten day trip planner.

Murten is very close to Bern. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Murten

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Lausanne

— 3 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Explore Lausanne's surroundings by going to Absintherie du Pere Francois (in Motiers), Saumon Fume des Acacias (in Fleurier) and Distillery d'Absinthe Artemisia-Bugnon (in Couvet). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), tee off at Franck Ollivier Golf Pro, and get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lausanne route planner.

Getting from Murten to Lausanne by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 3 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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

Before you visit Geneva, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and Verbier (Karting Extreme Verbier, Ski Service, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Montreux day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning website.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Monte San Giorgio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then stroll around Parco Ciani, and finally stop by Inperfetta Vintage. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, then get outside with Scuola Nautica Sonia, then wander the streets of Cascate di Santa Petronilla, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Trasparente.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lugano trip planning app.

Getting from Zermatt to Lugano by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Parsenn Skigebiet (in Davos), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Snowdocdavos (in Davos Platz). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Val Muestair, get great views at Diavolezza, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and head outdoors with Bergbahnen Motta Naluns.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in March, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 7°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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: Witzweg (in Heiden), Arosa Ski Resort (in Arosa) and Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, head outdoors with Trutg dil Flem, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, and hike along Lillyweg.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell road trip tool.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Appenzell takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in March, expect Appenzell to be a bit warmer, temps between 12°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Sackelamtshusli (in Schaffhausen) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip website.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Bernese Oberland travel guide

4.7
Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.