30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Gruyeres
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Engelberg
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
9
Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Zurich
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Bern

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
St. Moritz is known for nature, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair.

You can plan St. Moritz trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planner .

Take a train from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, try your luck at Casino de Montreux, go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Montreux by train takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat.. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy and then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne attractions planner .

Lausanne is very close to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palais des Nations, Genève
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

5
nights
Gruyeres

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gruyeres: Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg), Wispile (in Gstaad) and Lenk im Simmental (Simmenfalle & Iffigfall). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Le Moleson, make a trip to Musee Gruerien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fromagerie d'Alpage de Moleson.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gruyeres trip app .

Getting from Lausanne to Gruyeres by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Gruyeres, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moleson, Lenk im Simmental, Magdalena Hermitage, Wispile, Schwarzsee Lac Noir
Highlights from your plan
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Iffigfall ©
Iffigfall
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

2
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, classes, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, walk around Hohematte Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning site .

Drive from Gruyeres to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with a short trip to Thunersee in Thun (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate the waterfront views at Egelsee, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Thunersee
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

3
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the history at Teufelsbrucke, stroll through Furka Pass, and then make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Titlis and then take in the views from Titlis Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Engelberg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bern to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teufelsbrucke, Furka Pass
Highlights from your plan
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Trubsee ©
Lake Trubsee

3
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, childrens museums, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge, kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip maker .

You can take a train from Engelberg to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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