35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Chur
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 8 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.
Visiting Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne will get you outdoors. Old Town and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Ruetli (in Seelisberg) and Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Rigi, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, and steep yourself in history at Lenin Apartment Zurich.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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. Popular historic sites such as Old Town Chur and St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Arosa Ski Resort and Lenzerheide Ski Resort. Explore Chur's surroundings by going to Kirche St. Martin (in Zillis), St. Peter Mistail Church (Kirche St. Peter Mistail) (in Alvaschein) and St. Paul Church (in Rhazuns). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castle Haldenstein, tee off at Golf Club Alvaneu Bad, take in the views from Landwasser Viaduct, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chur road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 6 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lauterbrunnen Church and Restiturm. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren). The adventure continues: stroll through Grindelwald-First, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and trek along The Eiger.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip app.

You can drive from Chur to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee". Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. There's still lots to do: get great views at Gornergrat, head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hut, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental

— 4 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Take a break from the city and head to Skigebiet Metsch and Bergbahnen Lenk. Chateau de Chillon and Burgkirche Raron will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne (in Bramois) and Trottiland (in Adelboden). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg.

Start your trip to Lenk im Simmental by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lugano

— 8 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Castello di Montebello and Chiesa San Rocco Lugano will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Lake Lugano and Chestnut Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Chiesa di San Michele (in Palagnedra), Giornico (Chiesa di San Nicolao & Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello) and Bagni di Craveggia (in Craveggia). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano holiday maker.

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Lugano in 4 hours. When traveling from Lenk im Simmental in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.