30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  12​h
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bellinzona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Nairobi

4
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.
Head to MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and Bazar d'Ouchyfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Chateau de Nyon and Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon), Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux) and Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice) (in Saint Sulpice). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Ariana, don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in October; daily highs in Geneva reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Nyon, Grottes de Vallorbe, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Pierre Arnaud. Popular historic sites such as Mountaineers' Cemetery and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Les Bisses de Nendaz (in Nendaz), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at English Church, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Les Bisses de Nendaz, Stockalper Palace, Fondation Pierre Arnaud
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Konzert Theater Bern to your itinerary. International Museum of Watches and Augusta Raurica will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Cathedrale St-Nicolas. Go for a jaunt from Bern to Veytaux to see Chateau de Chillon about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bern trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

International Museum of Watches, Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Augusta Raurica
Highlights from your plan
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grindelwald-First as well as Grindelwald Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Escape the urban bustle at Maennlichen and Blumental Panorama Trail. Step out of Grindelwald to go to Murren and see 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through The Eiger Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planning tool .

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Church
Highlights from your plan
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

2
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Mesocco, then head outdoors with San Bernardino Pass, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolao, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bellinzona trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bellinzona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bellinzona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Castello Di Mesocco, Chiesa di San Michele, OnArte, Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, Chiesa di San Nicolao
Highlights from your plan
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello Di Mesocco ©
Castello Di Mesocco
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Let the collections at National Park Centre and Berry Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Piz Nair and Piz Corvatsch. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Guarda (in Guarda) and Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, contemplate the long history of The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, get great views at Diavolezza, and take an in-depth tour of Engadine Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Moritz trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bellinzona in November, expect St. Moritz to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Tarasp, Guarda, National Park Centre
Highlights from your plan
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barenland as well as Botanischer Garten. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Altstadt Schaffhausen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munot and Uferpromenade Weggis. Venture out of the city with trips to Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln), Rapperswil (Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden & Schloss Rapperswil) and Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino (in Schwyz). There's lots more to do: cruise along Furka Pass, see the interesting displays at FIFA World Football Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Einkaufszentrum Glatt, Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis

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