44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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44 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Thalassery
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Engelberg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Grindelwald
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bern
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Geneva
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Appenzell
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
End: Thalassery

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Rigi) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Thalassery, India to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Thalassery to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In February, Zurich is cooler than Thalassery - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Explore Engelberg's surroundings by going to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln), St Gotthard Pass (in Airolo) and Beckenried (Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG & Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis, don't miss a visit to Grimsel Pass, fly down the slopes at Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG, and cruise along Furka Pass.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg travel itinerary planner.

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 February, daytime highs in Engelberg are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Beckenried, Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln, Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass, St Gotthard Pass
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
St Gotthard Pass ©
St Gotthard Pass

6
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Molitor (in Wengen) and Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Molitor, Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lenk im Simmental: Lauenensee (in Lauenen), Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Adelboden (Trummer Woodcarving, Adelboden, &more). And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Anniviers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg, and take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Adelboden, Lauenensee, Val d'Anniviers, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Lauenensee ©
Lauenensee
Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli

6
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Alpenwildpark, Harderkulm, &more), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, head outdoors with Elfenau, wander the streets of Matte, and see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Chaplin's World
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

5
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more), Montreux (Lakeside Promenade Fleuri & Eglise St Vincent) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your team's savvy at Virtual Room, and engage your brain at CERN.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva route maker site.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

6
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 winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, travel the rails with Gornergrat, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Henry Dunant Museum) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eggen-Hohenweg, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and stop by Flauderei.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Urnaesch, Heiden, Landsgemeindeplatz, Eggen-Hohenweg
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Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

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