46 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

46 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zweisimmen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chur, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Tirano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Brunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Church of St. Peter. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Munot (in Schaffhausen) and Hollgrotten (in Baar). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Niederdorf, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Zurich is an approximately 36-hour combination of train, taxi, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wellington in June, with highs in Zurich at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, glide through the air with Paragliding Luzern, then get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, and finally make a trip to Kornmarkt.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip tool.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, then admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. On your second day here, hike along Via Ferrata, stroll through Blumental Panorama Trail, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Schynige Platte.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): visit Alpiglen, trek along Lieselotte Trail, then examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, and finally glide through the air with Paragliding Jungfrau. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planner.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zweisimmen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Zweisimmen, Switzerland

— 1 night
Zweisimmen is a municipality in the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.HistoryZweisimmen is first mentioned in 1228 as Duessimenes. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Molkerei Zweisimmen, then take a memorable drive along Jaun Pass, and then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Zweisimmen trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zweisimmen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Montreux.

Things to do in Zweisimmen

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Montreux, Switzerland

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Lavaux Vineyard Terraces and then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Zweisimmen to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
Highlights from your trip

Geneva, Switzerland

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chapel of the Maccabees and Vieux-Carouge. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and learn more about the world around you at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Stellisee, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Gornergrat and then snap pictures at Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Andermatt.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Andermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): play a few rounds at Golfplatz Andermatt, witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour in style with Gelmerbahn Talstation, take in the views from Handeckfall Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gelmersee, and finally take a memorable drive along Furka Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Andermatt trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Andermatt takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chur.

Things to do in Andermatt

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Chur, Switzerland

— 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town Chur and Obere Gasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen), Tamina Bridge (in Pfaefers Dorf) and Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at AdventureRooms Chur, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, and take in the views from Landwasser Viaduct.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Chur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Andermatt to Chur in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
St.
On the 29th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katholische Kirche St. Karl Borromaus. On the next day, cruise along Maloja Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, and then admire the striking features of Chesa Futura.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Moritz road trip site.

Traveling by car from Chur to St. Moritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or ride a tram. In June, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tirano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tirano, Italy

— 2 nights
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere and then learn about winemaking at Plozza Vini Tirano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Boschi del Giovetto di Palline, get outside with Valle di Scalve, explore the different monuments and memorials at Parrocchia di S. Giacomo e S. Vincenzo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Etnografico Tiranese.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tirano road trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Tirano by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Tirano, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Tirano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then stroll around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, and finally get great views at Ferrovia Monte Generoso. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, then stroll through The Olive Grove Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico Gandria.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lugano itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tirano to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tirano in July: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Switzerland

— 1 night
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande and then get outside with San Bernardino Pass. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, make a splash at Lido Locarno, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bellinzona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Bellinzona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Bellinzona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brunnen.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Brunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Brunnen is a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz), at.Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.HistoryWinston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen. On the 8th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, look for all kinds of wild species at Sattel Hochstuckli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, and finally go for a walk through Fronalpstock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Auslandschweizerplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bundeskapelle Brunnen, and then trek along The Swiss Path.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brunnen route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Brunnen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bellinzona in July, things will get slightly colder in Brunnen: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Brunnen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, take in the waterfront at Nadelwehr, then get a new perspective on things with SkyGlide Paragliding Lake Lucerne, and finally admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. On the next day, make a trip to Kornmarkt, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and finally hit the best photo ops around with Passenger Diaries.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Drive from Brunnen to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Lucerne

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Rapperswil, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Liebfrauenkapelle, then take in the awesome beauty at Seerenbach Falls Seerenbachfälle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Landesplattenberg Engi. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. John, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil, pause for some serene contemplation at Capuchin Friary, then examine the collection at The Polish Museum, then examine the collection at Elsener Messerschmied AG, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Knies Kinderzoo Rapperswil.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rapperswil day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Rapperswil takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rapperswil can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 1 night
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with Kristallhohle Kobelwald, head outdoors with Drei Weieren, then admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bleicheli Stadtlounge, and finally don't miss a visit to Roter Platz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read St. Gallen trip planner.

Getting from Rapperswil to St. Gallen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in St. Gallen can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.