20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
6
Appenzell
— 3 nights

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Lake Zurich, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne journey maker app.

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Must see
Lake Zurich
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
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Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then stop by Vogts Corner, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and finally admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Ski Area
Grindelwald-First
4.6

4
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Interlaken (Harderkulm, Skydive Switzerland, &more) and Thunersee (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), explore the activities along Aare River, and take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

Plan my day in Bern using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Mountain
Harderkulm
4.5

3
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey app.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Must see
Lake Geneva
4.7

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Gornergrat, explore the activities along Riffelsee, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
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Rail Tour
Glacier Express
3.8

3
nights
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). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Seealpsee, admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, look for gifts at Flauderei, and examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Appenzell online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Outdoor Activity
Seealpsee
4.9

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