33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Montreux
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Chur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Scuol
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Zurich

5
nights
Zurich

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seebad Enge and Santis der Berg. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Kathedrale St.Gallen in St. Gallen, approximately St. Gallen away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten, don't miss a visit to Dolderbahn, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, and head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santis der Berg, Kathedrale St.Gallen
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Seebad Enge ©
Seebad Enge
Flussbad Oberer Letten ©
Flussbad Oberer Letten

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 Food Tours and Musee Ariana. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Nyon (Musee Romain & Chateau de Nyon) and Le Sentier des Toblerones (in Gland). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, examine the collection at Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller), take a leisurely stroll along Pointe de la Jonction, and take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nyon, Vieux-Carouge, Le Sentier des Toblerones
Highlights from your plan
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Food Tours
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

4
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
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 Derborence Lake and La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe), Murten (Medieval City Walls & Ambra Minerals) and Fribourg (Cathedrale St-Nicolas & Pont du Milieu). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, walk around Parc de l'Independance, and contemplate the long history of Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux travel planning site.

Take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sion, Lausanne, Murten, Fribourg, Grottes de Vallorbe
Highlights from your plan
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Derborence Lake ©
Derborence Lake
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 Hinterdorfstrasse and Hangebrucke. Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Grande Dixence in Heremence, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: hike along 5-Seenweg, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Zermatt holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grande Dixence
Highlights from your plan
Grande Dixence ©
Grande Dixence
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore hidden gems such as Blumental Panorama Trail and Giessbachfälle. Venture out of the city with trips to Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui), Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg) and Axalp (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the views from Trift Bridge, and stop by Alpiglen.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Brienz, Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, Villa Cassel
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Wetterhorn ©
The Wetterhorn
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
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 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Arnisee, then don't miss a visit to Geographic Center of Switzerland, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and finally get outside with Seilpark Engelberg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Swimmimg Pool Altdorf, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bundeskapelle Brunnen, and then examine the collection at Ital Reding Estate.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg vacation planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ital Reding Estate, Geographic Center of Switzerland, Swimmimg Pool Altdorf, Bundeskapelle Brunnen, Lake Arnisee
Highlights from your plan
Seilpark Engelberg ©
Seilpark Engelberg
Lake Arnisee ©
Lake Arnisee
Ital Reding Estate ©
Ital Reding Estate

4
nights
Chur

Chur ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Obere Gasse and Landwasser Viaduct. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg), Rodelbahn Erlebnisberg Pradaschier (in Churwalden) and Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Bundner Kunstmuseum, don't miss a visit to Arcas Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Martin's Church Martinskirche, and get a new perspective on nature at Bundner Naturmuseum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Landwasser Viaduct, Schloss Werdenberg, Rodelbahn Erlebnisberg Pradaschier, Werdenbergersee
Highlights from your plan
St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral
Obere Gasse ©
Obere Gasse
Landwasser Viaduct ©
Landwasser Viaduct

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Engadine and Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Maloja Pass (in Bregaglia) and Julier Pass (in Bivio). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Lake Sils, enjoy some diversion at Olympia Bobrun, take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your St. Moritz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Chur to St. Moritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sils im Engadin, Pontresina, Maloja Pass, Julier Pass
Highlights from your plan
Berry Museum ©
Berry Museum
Engadine ©
Engadine
Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch ©
Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch

3
nights
Scuol

Scuol ©
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Tarasp and Fundaziun Nairs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scuol: Santa Maria Val Mustair (Museum 14/18 & Lai Da Rims), Mustair (Kloster St Johann & Monastero San Giovanni Battista (Patrimonio mondiale UNESCO)) and Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges (in Sent). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Clemgia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Guarda, see the interesting displays at Museum d'Engadina Bassa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alberto Giacometti Museum.

Planning Scuol trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sent, Tarasp, Ftan, Santa Maria Val Mustair, Mustair
Highlights from your plan
Kloster St Johann ©
Kloster St Johann
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp
Clemgia ©
Clemgia

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