30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Franck Ollivier Golf Pro. Kids will enjoy Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Palais des Nations, Genève. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Musee du Tram (in Boudry), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Lausanne (Collection de l'Art Brut, Le Chemin des Fontaines des Bois du Jorat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, delve into the distant past at Roman Columns, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

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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. In November, Geneva is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
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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. Bring the kids along to The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. And it doesn't end there: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, look for gifts at Laderach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

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Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Jungfraujoch. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Bern (Barenpark, Aare River, &more) and Molitor (in Wengen). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Step out of the city life by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Witzweg. Family-friendly places like Bleicheli Stadtlounge and Kathedrale St.Gallen will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: St. Leonhard Kapelle (in Bad Ragaz) and Gemeindemuseum Rothus (in Oberriet). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, make a trip to Landsgemeindeplatz, Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen, and hike along Lillyweg.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell vacation website.

Drive from Interlaken to Appenzell in 3 hours. When traveling from Interlaken in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Appenzell: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Rigi. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Lucerne and Uetliberg Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Sackelamtshusli (in Schaffhausen), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Capuchin Friary (in Rapperswil). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.