16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights

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Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Appenzell: Heiden (Witzweg & Kirchturm Heiden). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Seealpsee, examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, stop by Flauderei, and take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Appenzell day trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Appenzell is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Appenzell. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in October: high temperatures in Appenzell hover around 58°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Outdoor Activity
Seealpsee
4.9

4
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of Markuskirche, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lucerne takes 2 hours. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites

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Lake Zurich
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
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Mt Pilatus
4.7

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Alpia Sport + Mode (in Wengen) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

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Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Jungfraujoch
4.4

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), get interesting insight from Gornergrat, trek along 5-Seenweg, and then take a memorable tour with Forest Fun Park Zermatt. On the next day, make a trip to Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Planning Zermatt trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
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Water Body
Riffelsee
4.7

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Lake Geneva
4.7

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