30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit 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 Stiftsbibliothek and Kirche Enge. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Basel (Basel Minster & Rathaus), Bern (Gurten, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: stop by Confiserie Sprungli, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mont Saleve and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Des Bastions, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

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You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 Montreux Lakeside and Le Port d'Ouchy. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Alpenwild, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt route 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 20th (Wed) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald holiday maker 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 24th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Seilpark Engelberg, get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Chur-Brambruesch and Freestyle Academy. Venture out of the city with trips to Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn), Splugen Pass (in Splugen) and Davos Platz (Jakobshorn & Snowdocdavos).

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chur online day trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
St.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Moritz and Diavolezza. Go for a jaunt from St. Moritz to Bregaglia to see Maloja Pass about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Museum Alpin, explore the activities along Lake Sils, and have fun at Olympia Bobrun.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz online trip itinerary builder.

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 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 2nd (Tue), 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): burn calories and see the sights with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, then snap pictures at Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then explore the striking landscape at Clemgia.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Scuol trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) 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.