30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Buchs Aargau
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Basel
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Chur
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Appenzell
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

3
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Chapel Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, get lost in a book at Zentralbibliothek, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
nights
Grindelwald

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Federal Building (Bundeshaus) (in Bern), Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and look for gifts at Mont -Bell Grindelwald.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald vacation site.

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Buchs Aargau.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

2
nights
Buchs Aargau

Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Hallwyl Castle, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Lenzburg, then get behind the scenes at Chocolat Frey Visitor Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wildegg Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): stop by Pauli Papeterie + Spielwaren AG, try to win big at Grand Casino Baden, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermalbad Zurzach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buchs Aargau trip builder app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Buchs Aargau by car takes about 2 hours. January in Buchs Aargau sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Basel.

Things to do in Buchs Aargau

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

3
nights
Basel

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
When in Basel, make a side trip to see Kloster Mariastein in Metzerlen-Mariastein, approximately Metzerlen-Mariastein away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster, don't miss a visit to Basel Main Station, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buchs Aargau to Basel takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

3
nights
Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, indulge in some personalized pampering at Float Spa Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Basel to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

3
nights
Montreux

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Gruyeres (HR Giger Museum & Gruyeres Castle), Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, get interesting insight from Golden Pass Railway, relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de Lavey, and pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montreux trip maker app.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and then step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Nature Park Blausee and then gain insight at Tropenhaus Frutigen.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lenk im Simmental tour planner.

Drive from Montreux to Lenk im Simmental in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lenk im Simmental can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Fun & Games

Side Trips

3
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

2
nights
Chur

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Heididorf, then identify plant and animal life at Heidiland, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn, contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, and then take a memorable tour with Bernina Express.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chur tour builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Chur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Chur

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Go for a jaunt from Appenzell to Winterthur to see Swiss Science Center Technorama about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and catch a ride on Ebenalp Cable Car.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip planner.

You can drive from Chur to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. February in Appenzell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.