22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lucerne
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Chateau de Chillon. Visiting Grottes de Vallorbe and Gorges du Dailley will get you outdoors. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Place de la Palud & Escaliers du Marche) and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Geneva is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Geneva due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Chateau de Chillon, Grottes de Vallorbe
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and Bergfuhrerdenkmal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Breithorn. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great St. Bernard Pass
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and The Eiger. Get some historical perspective at Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, trek along North face Trail, get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., and admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visit Uferpromenade Weggis and Museggmauer for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Pilatus Luzern and Hofkirche. Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Teufelsbrucke in Andermatt, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Teufelsbrucke, Uferpromenade Weggis
Highlights from your plan
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, and finally get outside with San Bernardino Pass.

Plan my day in Bellinzona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Lucerne to Bellinzona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Bellinzona sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
San Bernardino Pass ©
San Bernardino Pass

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get outdoors at Muottas Muragl and Engadine. Step off the beaten path and head to Piz Nair and Diavolezza. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, make a trip to Chesa Futura, tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Fex, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Moritz tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bellinzona in October: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Val Fex
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch
Engadine ©
Engadine

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