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
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lugano
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
End: Zurich

5
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Old Town Chur and Schloss Tarasp will appeal to history buffs. National Park Centre and Bahnmuseum Albula will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur) and Bundner Kunstmuseum (in Chur). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair, explore the world behind art at Segantini Museum, and don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura.

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Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Zurich in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Moritz, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Chur, Schloss Tarasp, National Park Centre, Landwasser Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio and Castelgrande. Get in touch with nature at Lake Lugano and Lido di Lugano. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello & Castelli di Bellinzona), Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Ghisla Art Collection) and Santa Petronilla (in Biasca). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Vincenzo Vela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, and do a tasting at Tamborini Vini.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano online visit planner .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in November: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 14°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Mendrisio, Locarno, Santa Petronilla, Alprose Schokolade-Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lugano to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Lugano in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Geneva: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Golf Club Matterhorn. Chateau de Chillon and Fondation Pierre Gianadda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion), Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux) and Spas (in Leukerbad). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

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Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon, Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Spas
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & The Eiger Trail), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In November in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Aare Gorge, Titlis, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Titlis ©
Titlis

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Bahnhofstrasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Chapel Bridge, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, browse the collection at Zentralbibliothek, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich tour planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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