20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Eich
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Geneva — 3 nights

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patek Philippe Museum and House of Basketball. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and explore the galleries of Maison Tavel.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geneva. In November, Geneva is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle are in your itinerary. Let the collections at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & Collection de l'Art Brut), Plage des Pins (in Yvonand) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Chaplin's World and look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ....

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Creux du Van. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Museum of Communication. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and The Central Church Of Thun (in Thun). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station, see the interesting displays at Swiss Brand Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bern itinerary app.

Getting from Montreux to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eich.
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Eich — 2 nights

Eich is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.HistoryEich is first mentioned in 1045 as Heiche. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidegg, then contemplate the long history of Muri Abbey, and finally see some colorful creatures with Peakdivers. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strandbad Sursee and then take in the exciting artwork at KKLB (Kunst und Kultur im Landessender Beromunster).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eich trip planner.

Drive from Bern to Eich in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Eich can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Altstadt Luzern. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprungli. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), Museum Rosengart Collection, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and examine the collection at FIFA Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Eich to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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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