22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  17​h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
6
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dallas

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Aare Gorge and Mt Pilatus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Munot and Hofkirche. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Altstadt Schaffhausen (in Schaffhausen), Lucerne (Spas & Chapel Bridge) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, sample the tasty concoctions at Bier Paul Brauereiladen, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and stroll around Hohematte Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online road trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Zurich. Traveling from Dallas in May, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Schaffhausen, Aare Gorge, Old Town Chur
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Munot ©
Munot
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Popular historic sites such as Church of San Gian and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muottas Muragl and Engadine. Venture out of the city with trips to Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Caumasee (in Flims) and Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in May: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 55°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina, Bernina Pass, Lenzerheide Ski Resort, Caumasee, Church of San Gian
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): play a few rounds at Sake Golf, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and then cruise along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona day trip planning website .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. In May, Bellinzona is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Sake Golf
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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.
Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and The Eiger. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, get great views at Jungfraujoch, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Bellinzona to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Gornergrat. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Sion (Valere Basilica & Chateau de Tourbillon) and The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt road trip tool .

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sion, The Bex Salt Mines
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mont Saleve and Le Port d'Ouchy. Step out of the city life by going to Creux du Van and Glacier 3000. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geneva, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Port d'Ouchy, Roman Columns, Glacier 3000, Creux du Van, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

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