30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Chur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Scuol
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Zurich

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fondation Beyeler and Niederdorf. Get outdoors at Santis der Berg and Lake Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Stein am Rhein (in Stein am Rhein), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Munot, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Rapperswil, Kloster Einsiedeln, Basel's Old Town, Sammlung Oskar Reinhart
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Portes du Soleil and Bains des Paquis. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve and Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Museum CIMA (in Sainte-Croix), Nyon (Musee Romain & Chateau de Nyon) and Prangins Castle (in Prangins). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geneva travel route planning website .

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Spas Parks

Side Trips

Nyon, Portes du Soleil, Prangins Castle, Museum CIMA
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll explore and learn at Queen Studio Experience and Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rochers-de-Naye and Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune. Venture out of the city with trips to Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental) and Roman Amphitheatre (in Avenches). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, hunt for treasures at Mercato di Natale di Montreux (Montreux Noel), get to know the fascinating history of Historical village of Saanen, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux holiday maker site .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Montreux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Skigebiet Betelberg, Roman Amphitheatre, Chateau de Chillon, Historical village of Saanen, Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg
Highlights from your plan
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Alpenwild. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Grimentz Ski Resort (in Grimentz) and Spas (in Leukerbad). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, hike along 5-Seenweg, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online trip planner .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spas, Grimentz Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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 inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Maennlichen and Bachalpsee Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Murren (007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn & Blumental Panorama Trail). Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Eiger Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schwarzhorn, stroll through Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and hit the slopes at Bodmi Arena.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, then see the interesting displays at Tell Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Fronalpstock, and finally see the interesting displays at Ital Reding Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Hoelloch Caves and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Forte Airolo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Engelberg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ital Reding Estate, Museo Forte Airolo, Tell Museum, Fronalpstock, Hoelloch Caves
Highlights from your plan
Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg ©
Tell Museum ©
Tell Museum
Museo Forte Airolo ©
Museo Forte Airolo

4
nights
Chur

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town Chur and St. Stephan Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter Mistail Church (Kirche St. Peter Mistail) and Saint Martin's Church Martinskirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: Appenzell (Flauderei, Museum Appenzell, & more) and Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ratisches Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Personalfonds Rhätische Bahn, and get a new perspective on nature at Bundner Naturmuseum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chur trip maker app .

Getting from Engelberg to Chur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Appenzell, Bad Ragaz, Schloss Werdenberg, St. Peter Mistail Church (Kirche St. Peter Mistail)
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Schloss Werdenberg ©
Schloss Werdenberg

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get some cultural insight at Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and Engadine Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piz Corvatsch and Piz Nair. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, make a trip to The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Gian.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read St. Moritz online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Chur to St. Moritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Church of San Gian
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch

2
nights
Scuol

Scuol ©
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at National Park Centre and then wander the streets of Guarda. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, take in the awesome beauty at Alp Laret, then admire the landmark architecture of Church of Guarda, then contemplate the long history of Kloster St Johann, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero San Giovanni Battista (Patrimonio mondiale UNESCO).

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Scuol road trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Scuol takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mustair, Guarda, Schloss Tarasp, Museum 14/18, National Park Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kloster St Johann ©
Kloster St Johann
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp

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