30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation 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
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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 Kirche Enge. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Spend the 17th (Thu) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Confiserie Sprungli, walk around Lindenhofplatz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Zurich. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Parc Des Bastions. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rochers-de-Naye and Le Port d'Ouchy. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and admire the striking features of Castle of Chenaux.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (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 Clay Shoot Zermatt. There's lots more to do: get outside with Alpenwild, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

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 29th (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 Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Harderkulm (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough 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.
On the 4th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis. Keep things going 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 pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg vacation app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Chur-Brambruesch and Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chur: Trutg dil Flem (in Flims), Splugen Pass (in Splugen) and Davos Platz (Jakobshorn & Snowdocdavos). There's more to do: get your game on at Freestyle Academy.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chur visit planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Diavolezza. Take a break from St. Moritz with a short trip to Maloja Pass in Bregaglia, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Muottas Muragl, take an in-depth tour of Museum Alpin, look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio, and explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St. Moritz trip planner.

You can drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In July in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, snap pictures at Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Clemgia.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Scuol trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (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.