36 days in Switzerland Itinerary

36 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 4 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Lake Geneva and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Roman Columns (in Nyon). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in May, things will get colder in Geneva: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chaplin's World and Montreux Lakeside. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Cloitre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Montreux, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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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.
Bring the kids along to Parasailing & Paragliding and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil) and Harderkulm (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Aare River, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), ponder the design of Vennerbrunnen, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Molitor (in Wengen) and 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip maker website.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gornergrat and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and hit the slopes at Trockener Steg.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt day trip tool.

Drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Witzweg (in Heiden). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell with the Route module. June in Appenzell sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Lucerne

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town & Bahnhofstrasse), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne holiday builder site.

You can drive from Appenzell to Lucerne in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lugano and Monte Bre. Venture out of the city with trips to Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride) and Orselina (Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso & Cardada). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Giorgio, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca, and step off the mainland to explore Brissago Islands.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip website.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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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.