30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall
— 2 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall — 2 nights

Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen, take in the pleasant sights at Sackelamtshusli, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and finally examine the collection at IWC Museum. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Klingnauer Stausee, trek along Biberweg, and then get in on the family fun at Smilestones.

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Washington DC, USA to Neuhausen am Rheinfall is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In November, Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 47°F and lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 4 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get in touch with nature at Santis der Berg and Kronberg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Witzweg (in Heiden), St. Leonhard Kapelle (in Bad Ragaz) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's still lots to do: trek along Lillyweg, get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz, take an in-depth tour of Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eggen-Hohenweg.

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You can drive from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 7 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Lake Lucerne and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Uetliberg Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Confiserie Sprungli, &more). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Luzern, admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

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Getting from Appenzell to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 5 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.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Jungfraujoch will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Harderkulm and Bundesplatz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Molitor (in Wengen), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Zahringerbrunnen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz.

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Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. While traveling from Lucerne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Interlaken, ranging from highs of 34°F to lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting Gornergrat and Trockener Steg will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pollux, stop by Laderach, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

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Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Bains des Paquis. Bring the kids along to Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Patek Philippe Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Franck Ollivier Golf Pro (in Goumoens la Ville), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Musee du Tram (in Boudry). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and trek along Le Chemin des Fontaines des Bois du Jorat.

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Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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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