33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

33 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Davos
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Engelberg
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 4 nights
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Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Champery Resort (in Champery), Verbier (Bruson Ski Area & Ski Service) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Cloitre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzere, and go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montreux journey maker.

Durham, UK to Montreux is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Saas-Fee (Saas Fee Ski Resort & Swiss Ski School Saas Fee). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, get interesting insight from Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip builder website.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Davos

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Davos: Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide), Lai da Palpuogna (in Preda) and Val Muestair (in Santa Maria Val Mustair).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Davos road trip tool.

Drive from Zermatt to Davos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich online trip maker.

Drive from Davos to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Davos, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Engelberg

— 3 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln (in Sachseln), Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis) and Alpine Sports Andermatt (in Andermatt). On the 20th (Sat), fill your day with family-friendly diversions at Muggestutz Zwergenweg. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis and hit the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Engelberg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Engelberg to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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) and Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet & Parasailing & Paragliding). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Fri) at Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.