29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  3 h
1
Basel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Davos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Geneva
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Paris

4
nights
Basel

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basel's Old Town and Stiftsbibliothek. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Gallen (Drei Weieren, Kathedrale St.Gallen, &more), Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Gurten, &more) and Etang de la Gruere (in Saignelegier). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planner.

Paris, France to Basel is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In Fevereiro, daytime highs in Basel are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bern, St. Gallen, Etang de la Gruere, Thunersee, Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Stiftsbibliothek ©
Stiftsbibliothek

3
nights
Davos

Davos ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Parsenn Skigebiet and Jacobshorn. Venture out of the city with trips to Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Flims (Caumasee & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Davos trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Basel to Davos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Basel in Fevereiro, with highs in Davos at 1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flims, Heididorf, Santis der Berg, Old Town Chur, Lenzerheide Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Lenzerheide Ski Resort ©
Lenzerheide Ski Resort
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muottas Muragl and Engadine. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair (in Mustair), Haus Clagluna (in Ardez) and Lago di Poschiavo (in Le Prese). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, examine the collection at National Park Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Davos to St. Moritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In Fevereiro in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Poschiavo, Haus Clagluna, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, National Park Centre
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Civico and Castelgrande. Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castello di Montebello), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno, Lido Locarno, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, and take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lugano journey maker.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in Fevereiro, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Monte Tamaro, Lungolago Di Ascona
Highlights from your plan
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederdorf and KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Speed Boats Tours (in Interlaken), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Zurich (Limmat & Confiserie Sprungli). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and browse the exhibits of Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Lugano to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In Fevereiro, daytime highs in Lucerne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Meiringen, Lake Brienz, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Spreuer Bridge ©
Spreuer Bridge

3
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 Titlis Cliff Walk and Maennlichen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Gadmen (Sustenpass & Trift Bridge), Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Gadmen, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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 Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Venture out of the city with trips to Piscine (in Nax), The Thermal Center (in Ovronnaz) and Sion (RealFly, Valere Basilica, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, hit the slopes at Riederalp, make a trip to Kapelle Maria zum Schnee (Alpe Richinen), and get interesting insight from Tours.

Start your trip to Zermatt by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sion, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Kapelle Maria zum Schnee (Alpe Richinen), The Thermal Center, Riederalp
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Saleve and Collection de l'Art Brut. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux (Rochers-de-Naye, Casino de Montreux, &more), Martigny (Fondation Pierre Gianadda & Patinoire du Forum d'Octodure) and Maison de l'Etivaz (in L'Etivaz). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, make a trip to Broken Chair Sculpture, and walk around Parc Des Bastions.

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

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in Março, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Martigny, Maison de l'Etivaz, Grottes de Vallorbe
Highlights from your plan
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

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