22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Neuchatel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Krakow

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muottas Muragl and Bernina Pass. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Chur and Alpin Museum Pontresina. Venture out of the city with trips to Caumasee (in Flims), Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide) and Val Roseg (in Pontresina). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip builder website .

Krakow, Poland to St. Moritz is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, St. Moritz is slightly colder than Krakow - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina, Old Town Chur, Lenzerheide Ski Resort, Bernina Pass, Caumasee
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande. On the next day, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then take a peaceful walk through Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, and finally head outdoors with Watersports.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona route planner .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in June, expect Bellinzona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, Watersports, Lungolago Di Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and The Matterhorn. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Parish Church of St. Mauritius. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Stockalper Palace (in Brig) and Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre). There's still lots to do: cruise along Gornergrat, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Church, and make a trip to Walk of Climb.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip planner .

Take a train from Bellinzona to Zermatt in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Stockalper Palace, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Stockalper Palace ©
Stockalper Palace

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Tourbillon and Cathedrale St-Nicolas. Get outdoors at Glacier 3000 and Rochers-de-Naye. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny), Valere Basilica (in Sion) and Gruyeres (HR Giger Museum & Eglise Saint Theodule). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Sion, Glacier 3000, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

2
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schloss THUN, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Ermitage, and finally identify plant and animal life at Creux du Van. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, explore the activities along Lac de Neuchatel, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Montreux to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Grottes de Vallorbe, Schloss Thun
Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Aletsch Glacier. Step off the beaten path and head to Maennlichen and Staubbach Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, get great views at Jungfraujoch, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Neuchatel to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Munot and Grossmunster. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz), Zurich (Fraumünster Church & Old Town) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pilatus Luzern, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planning website .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zurich, Munot, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Parasailing & Paragliding, Aare Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Munot ©
Munot
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

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