30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 6 nights
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 6 nights
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Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aare Gorge and Stein am Rhein. Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), &more), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Zurich at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 6 nights
St.
Visiting Lake St. Moritz and Morteratsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muottas Muragl and Piz Nair. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Lago di Poschiavo (in Le Prese) and Davos (Rinerhorn & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Tamina Gorge, take a memorable drive along Val Fex, see where the ancients bathed at Bogn Engiadina Scuol, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 69°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 5 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 Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Bachalpsee Lake. Escape the urban bustle at Grindelwald-First and Oeschinen Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen), Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Lake Brienz) and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, hit the slopes at Maennlichen, and hike along The Eiger.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online route planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Riffelsee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Aletsch Arena (in Bettmeralp). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, get great views at Gornergrat, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Montreux

— 6 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 Rochers-de-Naye and Glacier 3000. Get in touch with nature at Creux du Van and Grottes de Vallorbe. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat) and Great St. Bernard Pass (in Bourg-Saint-Pierre). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, and see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

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.