30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions 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 discover tucked-away gems like Gurten and Kirche Enge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)) and Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more). Spend the 13th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. There's much more to do: stop by Confiserie Sprungli, admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker.

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 in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Place Bourg du Four. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Des Bastions, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip maker tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Montreux Lakeside and Rochers-de-Naye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, admire the striking features of Castle of Chenaux, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunnegga and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. There's lots more to do: get outside with Alpenwild, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and go from sight to sight with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip builder site.

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 25th (Wed) early enough 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 Bergrestaurant Aellfluh. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald vacation maker app.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) 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.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Engelberg trip builder website.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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 Jakobshorn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chur: Trutg dil Flem (in Flims), Snowdocdavos (in Davos Platz) and Splugen Pass (in Splugen). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chur-Brambruesch and get your game on at Freestyle Academy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chur trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Chur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Moritz and Diavolezza. Step out of St. Moritz to go to Bregaglia and see Maloja Pass, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sils, and don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip builder tool.

You can drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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 8th (Wed): so some energetic sightseeing with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, then take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then explore the striking landscape at Clemgia.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Scuol day trip app.

Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

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.