42 days in United Kingdom & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Bern
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Bern, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Bristol Airport, Drive to Bath
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat, and finally don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip maker site.

Jaipur, India to Zermatt is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Jaipur to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.
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Appenzell, Switzerland — 3 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Appenzell: Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort (in Laax). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mauritius Church, admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and look for gifts at Flauderei.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Appenzell trip tool.

Drive from Zermatt to Appenzell in 5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

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, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the local landmark of Europuddle, stop by Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel route planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 12th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, then stroll through Grindelwald-First, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, and finally look for gifts at Vogts Corner. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Geneva, Switzerland — 7 nights

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.
Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Plage de Celigny in Celigny, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Geneva are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to York Shambles, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum and then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York road trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Geneva to York in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to York due to the time zone difference. In February in York, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 7 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Thunersee (in Thun), Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg (in Liestal) and Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, ponder the design of Ryfflibrunnen, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary builder.

Getting from York to Bern by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from York in February, expect little chillier with lows of -4°C in Bern. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 2nd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux day trip planning site.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and finally take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stonehenge, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montreux to Bath. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 5th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at World Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, examine the collection at National Football Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manchester travel planning app.

You can drive from Bath to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. March in Manchester sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, make a trip to Tower of London, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip planning site.

You can fly from Manchester to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chipping Campden.
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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Hart Gold and Silversmiths, explore the world behind art at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, learn about winemaking at Little Oak Vineyard, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On your second day here, trek along Walk to Broadway Tower, then take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden trip itinerary planner.

Drive from London to Chipping Campden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March in Chipping Campden, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Crummock Water, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St James’ Church, and finally trek along Rannerdale Knotts. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Percy House Gallery, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, contemplate the long history of Wordsworth House and Garden, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Chipping Campden to Cockermouth takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Chipping Campden in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cockermouth: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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