31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Lucerne
— 6 nights
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Bern — 6 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Cathedral of Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jeunes Rives and Schwimmbad Merligen. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de la Combe Tabeillon, identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Bern due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Bern at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 5 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Domaine Les Perrieres. Step out of Geneva to go to Aubonne and see l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 5 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale de Lausanne and Gruyeres Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Centre Pro Natura de Champ-Pittet (in Cheseaux-Noreaz), Franck Ollivier Golf Pro (in Goumoens la Ville) and Plage des Pins (in Yvonand). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Maison de la Foret, don't miss a visit to Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, learn about winemaking at Vigne a Farinet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Romane de Rougemont.

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You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Gornergrat and Clay Shoot Zermatt. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burgkirche Raron and Mountaineers' Cemetery. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Baroque Church in Saas-Balen, approximately Saas-Balen away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get outside with Fly Fish Zermatt, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 4 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Landsgemeindeplatz and Bleicheli Stadtlounge. Visiting Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Strandbad Arbon will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen) and Witzweg (in Heiden). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, stroll through Lillyweg, and head outdoors with Hoher Kasten.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell online attractions planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Appenzell by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 6 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visit Seebad Eich and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Niederdorf, Landesmuseum, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Appenzell to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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