30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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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
Drive

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Gurten and Confiserie Sprungli. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Spend the 9th (Thu) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. And it doesn't end there: walk around Lindenhofplatz, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich travel route planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parc Des Bastions and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva attractions planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Montreux Lakeside and Castle of Chenaux. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunnegga and Oberrothorn. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Alpenwild, catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt online holiday 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Brienz and Grimsel Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Harderkulm (in Interlaken). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Grindelwald-First, and take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grindelwald using our trip planner.

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 25th (Sat) to allow enough 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 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn and Jakobshorn. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: Trutg dil Flem (in Flims), Splugen Pass (in Splugen) and Snowdocdavos (in Davos Platz). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch and get your game on at Freestyle Academy.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Chur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Sils and Morteratsch Glacier. Step out of St. Moritz to go to Bregaglia and see Maloja Pass, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, have fun at Olympia Bobrun, get great views at Diavolezza, and explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 4th (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 5th (Tue): burn calories and see the sights with Outdoor Engadin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, snap pictures at Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then explore the striking landscape at Clemgia.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Scuol trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Scuol takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.