18 days in Switzerland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Locarno
— 6 nights
2
Zurich
— 1 night
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt
— 2 nights
6
Appenzell
— 3 nights

6
nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Locarno: Fox Town Factory Stores (in Mendrisio), Lugano (Parco Civico, Lake Lugano, &more) and Morcote (Cimitero Monumentale & Torre del Capitano). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Locarno trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Locarno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Locarno, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Locarno hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Lugano, Morcote, Fox Town Factory Stores, Lungolago Di Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, thenwander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Locarno in April; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenstroll around Hohematte Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

Discover how to plan a Interlaken trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Interlaken, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, thenadmire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedrale de Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Tue), travel the rails with Gornergrat, thensee the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek, thensee the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, thensee the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, take a stroll through Old Town Chur, and then fly down the slopes at Flims Laax Falera Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In April, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urnaesch, St. Gallen, Hoher Kasten, Caumasee, Old Town Chur
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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch ©
Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch ©
Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch