31 days in Togo & Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Togo & Switzerland Itinerary

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31 days in Togo & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly:  26 h
1
Lome, Togo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kpalime, Togo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Kara, Togo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Nassau, Bahamas

2
nights
Lome, Togo

Lome ©
Sometimes called the Pearl of West Africa, Lome contains a cheerful spirit shown through its bustling street markets where both locals and visitors meet on a regular basis.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tamberma Villages, then hunt for treasures at Village Artisanal, then pause for some photo ops at Place Des Martyrs, and finally laugh and play at O Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grande Mosquee, examine the collection at Musee International du Golfe de Guinee, then shop like a local with La Civette, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument de l'Independance.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lome online travel planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Lome is an approximately 26- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nassau to Lome. In May in Lome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kpalime.

Things to do in Lome

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

O Lodge
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Tamberma Villages ©
Tamberma Villages
La Civette ©
La Civette
O Lodge ©
O Lodge

2
nights
Kpalime, Togo

Kpalime ©
Kpalimé is a city in the Plateaux Region of Togo, 120 km north of Lomé and 15 km from the Ghanaian border. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Chateau Vial, delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Missahohe, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade de Yikpa. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agou, then admire the sheer force of Cascade de Wome, and then shop like a local with Aklala Batik du Togo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kpalime online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lome to Kpalime takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kara.

Things to do in Kpalime

Parks Nature Shopping
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Foret de Missahohe ©
Foret de Missahohe
Aklala Batik du Togo ©
Aklala Batik du Togo
Mount Agou ©
Mount Agou

1
night
Kara, Togo

Kara ©
Kara is a city in northern Togo, situated in Kara Region, 413 km north of the capital Lomé. On the 7th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Koutammakou.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kara holiday maker app.

You can drive from Kpalime to Kara in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Kara

Historic Sites
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Koutammakou ©
Koutammakou

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chevalley Vineyards (in St-Saphorin-Lavaux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, get your game on at World Archery Excellence Centre, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brasserie Artisanale FMR.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geneva attractions planning site.

Explore your travel options from Kara to Geneva with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kara to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In May, Geneva is cooler than Kara - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chevalley Vineyards, Chateau de Chillon, Brasserie Artisanale FMR, World Archery Excellence Centre, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

6
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen) and Bisse du Levron (in Verbier). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, cruise along Gornergrat, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Bisse du Levron, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

6
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Interlaken (Swissraft-Activity, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more), Grindelwald (Schwarzhorn, Grindelwald-First, &more) and Lauterbrunnen Church (in Lauterbrunnen). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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, Lucerne Station, &more), Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried) and Seealpsee (in Wasserauen). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Appenzell, Rhine Falls, Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, Seealpsee
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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