20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, then stop by Flauderei, and finally steep yourself in history at Pfalzkeller. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Seealpsee, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, then examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, then see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and finally admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip itinerary tool.

Washington DC, USA to Appenzell is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Appenzell, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Appenzell to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

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Specialty Museum
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
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5
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (in Winterthur) and Zurich (Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, Lake Zurich, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Lucerne in 2 hours. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Must see
Old Town
4.6
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Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
3.9

5
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Museum of Communication. Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & Federal Building (Bundeshaus)) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Maennlichen.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Interlaken are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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World heritage site
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
4.7

3
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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.
Chemin des Planetes and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, whizz through the canopy at Forest Fun Park Zermatt, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and hike along 5-Seenweg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip site.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Patek Philippe Museum and Chaplin's World. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux), Maurice Neyroud (in Chardonne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's much more to do: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, shop like a local with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, contemplate the long history of Gruyeres Castle, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Castle
Gruyeres Castle
4.6

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