25 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip itinerary planner
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Schwyz
— 2 nights
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Sisikon
— 2 nights
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Brienz
— 2 nights
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10
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich attractions planner.

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bengaluru to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 2 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, then cruise along Furka Pass, and then cruise along Sustenpass.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Engelberg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Thunersee (in Thun) and Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Clock Tower - Zytglogge, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schynige Platte.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online travel route planner.

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. When traveling from Engelberg in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online trip itinerary planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. You'll set off for Lauterbrunnen on the 28th (Wed).
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Lauterbrunnen — 2 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planning app.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Gornergrat, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Schwyz.
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Schwyz — 2 nights

The town of Schwyz is the capital of the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.The Federal Charter of 1291 or Bundesbrief, the charter that eventually led to the foundation of Switzerland, can be seen at the Bundesbriefmuseum.The official language of Schwyz is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Schwyz trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Schwyz takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Schwyz are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Sisikon.
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Sisikon — 2 nights

Sisikon is a municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. On the 3rd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ruetli and then hike along Klewenalp-Stockhuette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Glockenspiel, then don't miss a visit to Tellskapelle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fronalpstock.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sisikon travel website.

Sisikon is just a stone's throw from Schwyz. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brienz.
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Brienz — 2 nights

With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
Brienz is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Restiturm, and take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brienz trip planning app.

Drive from Sisikon to Brienz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sisikon in January, plan for little chillier nights in Brienz, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.
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Lenk im Simmental — 2 nights

Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): go for a walk through Wispile, then admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lac de Derborence, stroll through Gemmi Pass, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Sibe Brunne.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental online vacation maker.

Drive from Brienz to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 3 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg, take an in-depth tour of Museum Appenzell, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Brauerei Locher AG and then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Appenzell tour builder site.

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Appenzell in 4 hours. January in Appenzell sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel 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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Bernese Oberland travel guide

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Mountains · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.
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Canton of Appenzell travel guide

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Mountains · Gift & Specialty Shops · History Museums
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings.

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