30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Confiserie Sprungli and Gurten. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Stiftsbibliothek, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour site.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Basel, Bern, Rhine Falls, Stiftsbibliothek
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli
Gurten ©
Gurten

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc Des Bastions and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, make a trip to Place Bourg du Four, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Parc Des Bastions ©
Parc Des Bastions

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Alpengarten La Rambertia and Le Port d'Ouchy. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

Discover how to plan a Montreux trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Ile d'Ogoz, Castle of Chenaux, Gruyeres Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Ile d'Ogoz ©
Ile d'Ogoz
Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Alpenwild, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Oberrothorn ©
Oberrothorn

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Brienz and Grimsel Pass. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Grimsel Pass, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG

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 21st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Engelberg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Seilpark Engelberg ©
Seilpark Engelberg
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jacobshorn and Snowdocdavos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chur: Freestyle Academy (in Laax), Splugen Pass (in Splugen) and Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn). There's more to do: stroll through Chur-Brambruesch.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chur driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Davos, Flims, Freestyle Academy, Splugen Pass
Highlights from your plan
Splugen Pass ©
Splugen Pass
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn
Chur-Brambruesch ©
Chur-Brambruesch

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Diavolezza and Morteratsch Glacier. When in St. Moritz, make a side trip to see Maloja Pass in Bregaglia, approximately Bregaglia away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, and admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to St. Moritz, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina, Maloja Pass, Lake Sils, Metzgerei Plinio
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

2
nights
Scuol

Scuol ©
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Clemgia and Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges. There's more to do: so some energetic sightseeing with Outdoor Engadin and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Scuol day trip tool.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Scuol takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges, Schloss Tarasp
Highlights from your plan
Clemgia ©
Clemgia
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp

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