20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Geneva
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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary app.

Washington DC, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Zurich is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Landsgemeindeplatz and Kathedrale St.Gallen. Get outdoors at Santis der Berg and Seealpsee. Take a break from Appenzell with a short trip to Museum POST AB! in Weisstannen, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, stop by Flauderei, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and get outside with Hoher Kasten.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Appenzell are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Zermatt.

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, hike along 5-Seenweg, explore the activities along Riffelsee, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel route tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Maennlichen. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and trek along The Eiger.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Chaplin's World. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gruyeres Castle and Chateau de Chillon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and cool off at Bains des Paquis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
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Gruyeres Castle

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