21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, shop like a local with Hauptbahnhof, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Engelberg

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

Before you visit Engelberg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Zurich to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Engelberg are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Bern (Zahringerbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). There's more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

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Traveling by car from Engelberg to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Chocolaterie Alexandre in Nyon--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, walk around Parc Des Bastions, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva route app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Interlaken, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Gruyeres Castle, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

3
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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: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Winter Sports

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Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 19th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then stop by Flauderei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Die WildkirchliHoehlen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, and then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Appenzell attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In January in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.