39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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39 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Bern
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Lugano
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
St. Moritz
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Cathedrale St-Nicolas. St. Ursenkathedrale and Kloster Mariastein will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry), Roman Amphitheatre (in Avenches) and CityBeach Messe (in Basel). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), appreciate the history behind Barenpark, and step into the grandiose world of Oberhofen Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern itinerary builder tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Bern is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Bern is minus 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in July: highs in Bern hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Solothurn, Gorges de l'Areuse, Roman Amphitheatre, Dom von Arlesheim, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

5
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 Mountaineers' Cemetery and Hinterdorfstrasse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard and Parish church of St Mauritius. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Mont-Fort (in Verbier), Spas (in Saas-Fee) and Cabane de Moiry (in Grimentz). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll through 5-Seenweg, stop by Laderach, and get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard, Great St. Bernard Pass, Spas, Cabane de Moiry, Mont-Fort
Highlights from your plan
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard ©
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard
Spas

4
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Chateau de Tourbillon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valere Basilica and Rochers-de-Naye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Gruyeres (HR Giger Museum & Castle of Gruyeres), Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Chandolin) and Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Montreux trip planning tool .

Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Sion, Eglise du Cloitre, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maennlichen and First Cliff Walk by Tissot. Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Eiger Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald route planner.

Getting from Montreux to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lido di Lugano and Castle of Sasso Corbaro. Step out of Lugano to go to Biasca and see Santa Petronilla, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: walk around Parco Civico, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lugano online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lugano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castle of Sasso Corbaro, Santa Petronilla
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

5
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
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Explore hidden gems such as Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and Lake St. Moritz. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Tarasp and Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Val Mustair (in Mustair), Guarda (in Guarda) and Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Burial Church of Santa Maria.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Moritz trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in August: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mustair, Church of San Gian, Schloss Tarasp, The Burial Church of Santa Maria, Guarda
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp
Guarda ©
Guarda

8
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Uferpromenade Weggis and Seebad Eich. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Schaffhausen (Altstadt Schaffhausen & Munot) and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden (in Rapperswil). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich route builder .

Getting from St. Moritz to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in August, things will get a bit warmer in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Seebad Eich, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Strandbad Sursee, The Nine Towers
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

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