27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Lugano
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights

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St. Moritz

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Get in touch with nature at Lake St. Moritz and Val Roseg. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muottas Muragl and Caumasee. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Eichhornliweg (in Arosa) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Engadine, take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz attractions site.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get slightly colder in St. Moritz: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Piz Corvatsch
4.6
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Old Town Chur
4.3
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Bernina Pass
4.8

5
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Lugano

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Popular historic sites such as Castelgrande and Santa Maria degli Angioli are in your itinerary. Visiting Monte San Salvatore and Valle Verzasca will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Chateaux de Bellinzone, Piazza Indipendenza, &more), Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, take a memorable drive along Tibetan bridge "Carasc", don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, and take in the awesome beauty at Cardada.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lugano online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Valle Verzasca
4.8
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Castelgrande
4.6

4
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oeschinen Lake and Gorner Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Brig (Stockalper Palace & Simplon Pass) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Riffelsee, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, kick your exploration up a notch at Forest Fun Park Zermatt, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Oeschinen Lake
4.8
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Gemmi Pass
4.6

4
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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Escape the urban bustle at Rochers-de-Naye and Glacier 3000. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montreux Lakeside and Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & Collection de l'Art Brut), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, test your problem-solving skills at HouseTrap, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Montreux holiday builder.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Creux du Van
4.8
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Cross-country Ski Area
Glacier 3000
4.4

2
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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, and then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen vacation planner.

Getting from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Parasailing / Paragliding
Airtime Paragliding
4.9

8
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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Lake Brienz. Escape the urban bustle at Aare Gorge and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Giessbachfälle (in Brienz), Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen) and Schloss Rapperswil (in Rapperswil). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Furka Pass, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, take a stroll through Altstadt Schaffhausen, and explore the activities along Thunersee.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Maennlichen
4.7

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