30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Gimmelwald
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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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.
Visiting Franck Ollivier Golf Pro and Lac de Joux Trail Trail de la Vallee de Joux will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Cathedrale de St-Pierre and The Geneva Water Fountain will thrill your kids. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Dent de Vaulion (in Vaulion), Roman Columns (in Nyon) and Lausanne (Le Chemin des Fontaines des Bois du Jorat, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

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Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Geneva reach 49°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step out of the city life by going to Harderkulm and Creux du Van. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and The Cathedral of Bern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Buchhandlung Boedeli (in Interlaken), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bern when traveling from Geneva in December, with lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hike along The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gimmelwald trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bern to Gimmelwald with the Route module. Traveling from Bern in December, you will find days in Gimmelwald are a bit cooler (34°F), and nights are about the same (25°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Gornergrat and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Matterhorn and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". And it doesn't end there: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, take in the awesome beauty at Pollux, and don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zermatt tour website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimmelwald to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Take a break from the city and head to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Kronberg. Family-friendly places like Bleicheli Stadtlounge and Kathedrale St.Gallen will thrill your kids. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Witzweg (in Heiden) and St. Leonhard Kapelle (in Bad Ragaz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, trek along Eggen-Hohenweg, and get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In December, daytime highs in Appenzell are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls. Family-friendly places like Lake Zurich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Gewerbemuseum Winterthur (in Winterthur). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and stop by CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zurich online travel route planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.