30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation maker

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St. Moritz
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights

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St. Moritz

— 5 nights
St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Segantini Museum and Old Town Chur. Bundner Kunstmuseum and Alpin Museum Pontresina will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp) and National Park Centre (in Zernez). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, admire the striking features of Chesa Futura, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz road trip planning tool.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get slightly colder in St. Moritz: highs are around 43°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lugano

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Museo d'arte Mendrisio and Museo Vincenzo Vela are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Santa Maria degli Angioli and Castello di Montebello are in your itinerary. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona), Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride) and Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano road trip website.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Lugano is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday maker app.

Getting from Lugano to Geneva by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in March, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Chateau de Chillon and Parish Church of St. Mauritius will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Spas (in Leukerbad). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 5 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Titlis. Get some cultural insight at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Verkehrshaus der Schweiz). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and browse the collection at Zentralbibliothek.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich online vacation planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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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.