30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 4 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Basel
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Nine Towers and Limmat. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Jesuitenkirche, &more), Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen) and St Mauritius Church (in Appenzell). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and wander the streets of Old Town Chur.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker.

Stockholm, Sweden to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lugano

— 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lungolago Di Ascona and Castello di Montebello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Orselina (Castello Bernese, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, &more), Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castelgrande). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parco Ciani, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, and do a tasting at Tamborini Vini.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lugano day trip planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Simplon Pass and Sunnegga. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Musee du safran in Mund--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get great views at Gornergrat, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt day trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 Les Bains de Lavey and Queen Studio Experience. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & Place de la Palud). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and do a tasting at Alain Chollet Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montreux day trip planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geneva

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Broken Chair Sculpture and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and make a trip to Jardin Botanique - Villa le Chene.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva visit planner.

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Bern

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Staubbach Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern Bridge (in Fribourg), Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Lake Brienz) and Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the activities along Thunersee, and take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern tour builder.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bern sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Basel

— 4 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basel's Old Town and Botanischer Garten der Universitat. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Lange Erlen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Basel online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Basel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Spas

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.