22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lugano
— 2 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 5 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
4
Zermatt
— 4 nights
5
Montreux
— 5 nights

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monte Bre and Lido di Lugano. Step out of the city life by going to Monte Tamaro and Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina. Take a break from Lugano with a short trip to Lungolago Di Ascona in Ascona, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, and take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano online route builder.

Washington DC, USA to Lugano is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Lugano is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Lugano at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Tamaro, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

5
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caumasee and Bernina Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Engadine and Rinerhorn. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Davos (Lake Davos & Parasailing & Paragliding), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Chur (Old Town Chur & Welschdorfli). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and get great views at Muottas Muragl.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz tour planning site.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lugano in June: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 65°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Davos, Pontresina, Chur, Caumasee, Bernina Pass
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Caumasee
Caumasee
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oeschinen Lake and Maennlichen. Visiting Bachalpsee Lake and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Giessbachfälle (in Brienz), Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen) and Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, and stroll through The Eiger.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald online route planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Giessbachfälle, Schynige Platte, Reichenbach Falls
Highlights from your plan
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorner Gorge and 5-Seenweg. Visiting Breithorn and Riffelsee will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais), Brig (Stockalper Palace & Simplon Pass) and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brig, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Parasailing & Paragliding
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG

5
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get outdoors at Glacier 3000 and Great St. Bernard Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Creux du Van and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe), Place Pestalozzi (in Yverdon-les-Bains) and Lausanne (La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Cloitre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux vacation maker app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Aigle, Grottes de Vallorbe, Creux du Van, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe

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