44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner

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Drive to Kannur International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Engelberg
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 6 nights
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Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Rigi) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

Thalassery, India to Zurich is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Thalassery to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In February, Zurich is colder than Thalassery - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 4 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Gotthard Pass (in Airolo), Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln) and Beckenried (Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG & Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG, and snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 6 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui) and Molitor (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through Grindelwald-First, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online tour planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental

— 5 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Adelboden (Trummer Woodcarving, Adelboden, &more), Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Lauenensee (in Lauenen). And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, fly down the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk, stroll through Skigebiet Betelberg, and let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

Make your Lenk im Simmental itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Bern

— 6 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 Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil) and Interlaken (Alpenwildpark, Harderkulm, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, examine the collection at Schweizerisches , and make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bern road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Bern takes 1.5 hours. March in Bern sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Eglise St Vincent), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at Virtual Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Geneva online tour planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 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 in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Appenzell with the Route module. In March in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.