41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

41 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 6 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Bern — 5 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll get in some beach time at Jeunes Rives and Schwimmbad Merligen. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall & Trümmelbachfälle) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bern itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Bern is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 8 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll get in some beach time at Seebad Eich and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Landesmuseum, Bahnhofstrasse, &more) and Wyden Badi (in Erlenbach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne journey maker site.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 5 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Strandbad Arbon (in Arbon), Wine Tours Switzerland (in Maienfeld) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brauerei Locher AG, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, get engrossed in the history at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Appenzell itinerary site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Appenzell in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Lugano.
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Lugano — 6 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
We've included these beaches for you: Lido San Domenico and Lido di Lugano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Castello di Montebello (in Bellinzona) and Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, kick back and relax at Lido di Agno, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lugano day trip site.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lugano takes 3 hours. While traveling from Appenzell, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel 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.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to St. Jodern Kellerei in Visperterminen, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Gornergrat, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta".

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 6 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne), Vigne a Farinet (in Saillon) and Swin-golf de la Broye (in Haut-Vully). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Pins, and admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Montreux trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 6 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.
Visit Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Motiers to see Absintherie du Pere Francois about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva attractions planning app.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) 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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