12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 night
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights

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Geneva

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then cool off at Bains des Paquis, and finally admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In September, Geneva is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

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Beaches · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then hit the slopes at Maennlichen. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

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You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Geneva in September, plan for little chillier days in Interlaken, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". On the next day, trek along 5-Seenweg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 28th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then stop by Flauderei, and finally examine the collection at Museum Appenzell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In September, daytime highs in Appenzell are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Altstadt Luzern and Bahnhofstrasse. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Change things up with a short trip to Paragliding Luzern in Kriens (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, stop by Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

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Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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