30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Brig
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Interlaken
— 7 nights
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
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Geneva — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Geneva and Palais des Nations, Genève. Visiting Creux du Van and Gorges de la Poeta-Raisse will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Boudry (Musee du Tram & Gorges de l'Areuse), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva day trip tool.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Geneva reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Brig.
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Brig — 4 nights

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. Step out of the city life by going to Aletsch Glacier and Oeschinen Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brig: Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald), Wengen (Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen & Molitor) and Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at Trapgame, take a memorable tour with Espace Ludique OBABAO, trek along Alpine Trails, and fly like a bird with Airvolution.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Brig online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Brig takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to Gornergrat and Riffelsee. Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Forest Fun Park Zermatt. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmot Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Gorner Gorge, trek along 5 Lakes Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Brig to Zermatt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 7 nights

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 Barenpark make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Skydive Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Adrian von Bubenberg-Denkmal (in Bern), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). The adventure continues: stroll through Harderkulm, fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Interlaken online vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 7 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls. Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Seealpsee (in Wasserauen) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Niederdorf, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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