32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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32 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Lucerne
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
5
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Montreux
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and Berry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Caumasee (in Flims), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner .

Charlotte, USA to St. Moritz is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Charlotte, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in St. Moritz, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontresina, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Kirche St. Martin, Church of San Gian, Old Town Chur
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

3
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Get some historical perspective at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Castello di Montebello. Get out of town with these interesting Bellinzona side-trips: Tamborini Vini (in Lamone), Cardada (in Orselina) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, cool off at Lido Locarno, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bellinzona day trip tool .

Drive from St. Moritz to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in October, things will get a bit warmer in Bellinzona: highs are around 64°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Locarno, Orselina, Lungolago Di Ascona, Tamborini Vini, Monte Tamaro
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

6
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Bring the kids along to Swiss Science Center Technorama and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Stadtkirche (in Winterthur) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Hans Waldmann Statue, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peter’s Chapel.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online journey builder .

Getting from Bellinzona to Lucerne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Bellinzona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Winterthur, Bern, Parasailing & Paragliding, Lake Brienz
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Oeschinen Lake. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Bachalpsee Lake. Step out of Grindelwald to go to Wengen and see Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, and get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Mountaineers' Cemetery and English Church for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Gorner Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Cabane de Moiry (in Grimentz), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cabane de Moiry, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, Stockalper Palace
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queen Studio Experience and Valere Basilica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rochers-de-Naye and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Emosson, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, get in on the family fun at Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, and take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sion, The Bex Salt Mines, Chateau de Chillon, HR Giger Museum, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica

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