30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland itinerary planner

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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.
Appreciate the collections at National Park Centre and Bundner Kunstmuseum. Get outdoors at Morteratsch Glacier and Bernina Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Piz Nair, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and make a trip to Chesa Futura.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz online sightseeing planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in St. Moritz at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to 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 Vincenzo Vela and Museo d'arte Mendrisio will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Montebello and Castelli di Bellinzona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca), Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride) and Castelgrande (in Bellinzona). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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 inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Intercontinental Church Society. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Spas (in Leukerbad). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stop by Jack Wolfskin Store, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Aletsch Glacier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, get lost in a book at Zentralbibliothek, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for 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.