30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
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Chur
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gurten and Kirche Enge. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, walk around Lindenhofplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rochers-de-Naye and Le Port d'Ouchy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and admire the landmark architecture of Castle of Chenaux.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Montreux trip planner.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunnegga and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's still lots to do: get outside with Alpenwild, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip app.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grimsel Pass and Lake Brienz. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Harderkulm (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get great views at Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to 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 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg, then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Engelberg online holiday maker.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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 Chur-Brambruesch and Snowdocdavos. Venture out of the city with trips to Jacobshorn (in Davos Platz), Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn) and Splugen Pass (in Splugen). There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Freestyle Academy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chur trip website.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Chur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muottas Muragl and Lake St. Moritz. Step out of St. Moritz with an excursion 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, get outside with Lake Sils, and explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Chur to St. Moritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Scuol

— 2 nights
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Outdoor Engadin. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp, take in the views from Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Clemgia.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Scuol holiday planning tool.

Getting from St. Moritz to Scuol by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · 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.