30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chur
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Scuol
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gurten and Confiserie Sprungli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)). Spend the 12th (Thu) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Place Bourg du Four. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Des Bastions, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

Plan a Geneva trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montreux Lakeside and Castle of Chenaux. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more) and Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Montreux road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunnegga and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Alpenwild, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt visit planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grimsel Pass and Bergrestaurant Aellfluh. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. On your second day here, get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, then get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then stop by Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Engelberg trip planning tool.

Drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Chur

— 4 nights
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 Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn and Splugen Pass. Explore Chur's surroundings by going to Trutg dil Flem (in Flims), Freestyle Academy (in Laax) and Davos Platz (Jakobshorn & Snowdocdavos). It doesn't end there: stroll through Chur-Brambruesch.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Muottas Muragl. Change things up with a short trip to Maloja Pass in Bregaglia (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio, take an in-depth tour of Museum Alpin, and explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz travel planning tool.

Getting from Chur to St. Moritz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. In September, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuol

— 2 nights
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): burn calories and see the sights with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp, take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Clemgia.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Scuol trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Scuol takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.