31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Basel
— 5 nights
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Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

Use Klarna Trips's suggestions to plan your Bern trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Singapore, Singapore to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Bern. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Bern reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 4 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.
Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Chocolaterie Alexandre in Nyon--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Collection de l'Art Brut) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montreux vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 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: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Laderach, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Engelberg day trip planning tool.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. December in Engelberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and walk around Lindenhof Hill.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich route tool.

Drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 2 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, then take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, then look for gifts at Flauderei, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Wildkirchlihohle, then admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, and then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. December in Appenzell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.
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Basel — 5 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Observation Tour Faux d’Enson (in Roche-d'Or) and Chateau de Porrentruy (in Porrentruy). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, make a trip to Wartenberg, engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, and get great views at Pfalz.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Basel visit planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Basel takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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