30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland vacation planner

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Appenzell
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Murren
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Lucerne
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Appenzell

— 3 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, look for gifts at Flauderei, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Appenzell visit website.

Zurich to Appenzell is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, get great views at Gornergrat, and don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Appenzell to Zermatt in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy, Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and do a tasting at Alain Chollet Winery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montreux itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Geneva

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roman Columns (in Nyon) and Orchidarium (in Prangins). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern travel planning website.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Murren.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murren

— 2 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Panoramabrucke Sigriswil, then head outdoors with Panorama Rundweg Thunersee, then trek along Via Ferrata, and finally stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli. On the next day, don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, hike along Blumental Panorama Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally trek along North face Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Murren sightseeing planning tool.

Take a train from Bern to Murren in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with a short trip to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, and hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 6 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Titlis (in Engelberg), Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

Discover how to plan a Lucerne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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.