39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Appenzell
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Neuchatel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Zurich
— 9 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get some cultural insight at Landsgemeindeplatz and Museum Appenzell. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Arosa Ski Resort (in Arosa) and Spas (in Vals). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alp Flix, stop by Appenzeller Schaukaeserei, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Appenzell is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Appenzell. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in February; daily highs in Appenzell reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Wildlife Winter Sports

Side Trips

Alp Flix, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Spas, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Schaukaeserei
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Appenzeller Schaukaeserei ©
Appenzeller Schaukaeserei

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Spas (in Leukerbad), Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre) and Cabane de Moiry (in Grimentz). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Spas, Aletsch Glacier, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, Cabane de Moiry
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Laderach ©
Laderach

5
nights
Interlaken

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.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Wydifor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Unspunnen Castle and Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region. Step out of Interlaken to go to Brienz and see Axalp, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rugenbraeu Brewery, take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, and tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. February in Interlaken sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Church, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Axalp, Maennlichen
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

5
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burgkirche Raron and Eglise Romane de Rougemont. Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron), Chateau-d'Oex (Espace Ballon & Museum of Artisan and Folklore (Musee Artisanal du Vieux Pays d'Enhaut)) and Wengen (Molitor & Minigolf). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, get to know the fascinating history of Historical village of Saanen, learn about winemaking at Cave La Romaine, and see the interesting displays at Le Musee Des Bisses.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental online travel route planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wengen, Raron, Chateau-d'Oex, Cave La Romaine, Schloss Leuk
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Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Eglise Romane de Rougemont ©
Eglise Romane de Rougemont

4
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue), Ski Service (in Verbier) and Fribourg (Vallee du Gotteron & Bern Bridge). The adventure continues: stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux trip planner.

Drive from Lenk im Simmental to Montreux in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fribourg, St-Saphorin-Lavaux, Chaplin's World, Gruyeres Castle, Maurice Neyroud
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

5
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Central Railroad Station and Musée d'art et d'histoire. Do your shopping at Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier and Galerie de la Tour de Diesse. Explore Neuchatel's surroundings by going to Kunstmuseum Bern (in Bern), Rochers des Sommetres (in Muriaux) and Verenaschlucht (in Solothurn). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, sample the fine beverages at Distillerie Larusee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Neuchatel trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Montreux to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Boudry, Bern, Verenaschlucht, Fontaine du Banneret, Rochers des Sommetres
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Central Railroad Station ©
Central Railroad Station
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse

9
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Old Town and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Heiternplatz (in Zofingen), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Biosphaere Entlebuch, &more) and Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker website .

Drive from Neuchatel to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Heiternplatz, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Sattel Hochstuckli, Naturstation Silberweide
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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