30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner
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Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chur
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Scuol
— 2 nights
Drive

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Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Stiftsbibliothek and Confiserie Sprungli make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gurten and Kirche Enge. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Lindenhofplatz, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Geneva — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Saleve and Place Bourg du Four. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Montreux — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rochers-de-Naye and Montreux Lakeside. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alpine Garden La Rambertia and Le Port d'Ouchy. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, admire the striking features of Castle of Chenaux, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montreux driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunnegga and Oberrothorn. Discover out-of-the-way places like Alpenwild and Rothorn. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Grindelwald — 4 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore hidden gems such as Grimsel Pass and Kleine Scheidegg. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through Grindelwald-First, and take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online attractions planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Side Trips

Engelberg — 2 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Engelberg online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chur.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Chur-Brambruesch and Snowdocdavos. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: Splugen Pass (in Splugen), Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn) and Jakobshorn (in Davos Platz). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Freestyle Academy.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Chur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 3 nights

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Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Moritz and Morteratsch Glacier. Step out of St. Moritz with an excursion to Maloja Pass in Bregaglia--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio, get engrossed in the history at Museum Alpin, and admire the landmark architecture of Chesa Futura.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In July, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Scuol.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Museums
Side Trips

Scuol — 2 nights

Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): burn calories and see the sights with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp, take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Clemgia.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Scuol driving holiday planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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