30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner
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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 7 nights
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Interlaken
— 7 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
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Geneva — 7 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.
Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Gorges de l'Areuse. Family-friendly places like The Geneva Water Fountain and Palais des Nations, Genève will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Musee du Tram (in Boudry). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Geneva is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Geneva at 61°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 7 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Gornergrat and Aletsch Glacier. Attractions like The Matterhorn and Furi Suspension Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Alpine Trails (in Visp) and Musee du safran (in Mund). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmot Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, and don't miss a visit to Riffelsee.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) 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 outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Church of the Holy Ghost (in Bern), The Central Church Of Thun (in Thun) and Wengen (Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen & Molitor). There's lots more to do: stroll through Harderkulm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and trek along North face Trail.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 8 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Rigi make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Barenland, &more), Schweizer Dufour Museum (in Sattel) and Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich (in Beckenried). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, get the lay of the land with Seealpsee, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne driving holiday planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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