30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Brig
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Interlaken
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Geneva and Galeries Defago. Attractions like The Geneva Water Fountain and Palais des Nations, Genève make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Musee du Tram (in Boudry), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geneva travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Geneva. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Geneva: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brig.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

3
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Brig

Brig ©
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Bring the kids along to Airvolution and Massaschlucht. Take a break from the city and head to Aletsch Glacier and Oeschinen Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald), Espace Ludique OBABAO (in Venthone) and Wengen (Molitor & Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brig journey builder.

You can drive from Geneva to Brig in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Geneva in September, you will find days in Brig are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

6
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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.
Attractions like Gornergrat and Parasailing & Paragliding make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Riffelsee. There's lots more to do: tour in style with Glacier Express, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Brig to Zermatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Forest Fun Park Zermatt ©
Forest Fun Park Zermatt

6
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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.
Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First will get you outdoors. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Chuderhusi Aussichtsturm (in Roethenbach im Emmental) and Maennlichen Romantic Trail (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Switzerland, and take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. October in Interlaken sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

5
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Paragliding Luzern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Uetliberg Mountain). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

5
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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Step out of the city life by going to Santis der Berg and Hoher Kasten. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Heiden (Witzweg & Kirchturm Heiden). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, head outdoors with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Appenzell takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Kronberg ©
Kronberg

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