30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Brig
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Interlaken
— 7 nights
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Lucerne
— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Lake Geneva and Patek Philippe Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Bains des Paquis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Eglise Saint-Jean Baptiste de Grandson (in Grandson) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit cooler in Geneva: highs are around 61°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Brig.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7
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Forest
Creux du Van
4.8
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Children’s Museum
Chaplin's World
4.7

5
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Aletsch Glacier and Oeschinen Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brig: Klettersteig Gemmi-Daubenhorn Leukerbad Wallis Schweiz (in Leukerbad), Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Molitor). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at Trapgame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, stroll through Zauberwasser, and hike along Alpine Trails.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brig trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Brig takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Water Body
Bachalpsee Lake
4.7

5
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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 The Matterhorn make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Murmelweg Wanderung and Forest Fun Park Zermatt. And it doesn't end there: tour in style with Glacier Express, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, appreciate the views at Val d'Anniviers, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt visit planner.

Take a train from Brig to Zermatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Must see
Gornergrat
4.8

7
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Skydive Switzerland and Harderkulm. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Bern (Barenpark & Church of the Holy Ghost). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

For ratings and tourist information, read our Interlaken online travel planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 14:
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Must see
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Waterfall
Trümmelbachfälle
4.6
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Ski Area
Grindelwald-First
4.6

7
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Rigi. Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Chapel Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch), Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Old Town) and Seealpsee (in Wasserauen). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, stop by Altstadt Luzern, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne journey planning site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 21:
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Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
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Waterfall
Rhine Falls
4.7

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