49 days in Switzerland Itinerary

49 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland planner
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Bex
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 6 nights
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
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Davos
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 11 nights
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Geneva — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Creux du Van and Grottes de Vallorbe. Explore hidden gems such as Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Geneve and Broken Chair Sculpture. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Montreux (Montreux Lakeside, Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, &more), Lausanne (Place de la Palud, La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, &more) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). On the 20th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva visit planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Geneva is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bucharest in July, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bex.
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Bex — 7 nights

Bex is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, located in the district of Aigle. Get in touch with nature at Glacier 3000 and Les Mines De Sel De Bex. Explore hidden gems such as Les Bains de Lavey and Lac d'Emosson. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bex: Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese), Great St. Bernard Pass (in Bourg-Saint-Pierre) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Wispile, hit the slopes at Villars Gryon, get outside with Patinoire du Forum d'Octodure, and examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bex vacation site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bex takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Sunnegga and 5 Lakes Walk. Step off the beaten path and head to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais), Aletsch Arena (in Bettmeralp) and Brig (Simplon Pass & Stockalper Palace). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Hinterdorfstrasse, admire the engineering at Grande Dixence, snap pictures at Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bex to Zermatt in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 6 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Maennlichen. Visiting Lake Brienz and Bachalpsee Lake will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren), Giessbachfälle (in Brienz) and Kandersteg (Gemmi Pass & Oeschinen Lake). There's lots more to do: catch a ride on Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 6 nights

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Get outdoors at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muottas Muragl and Val Roseg. Venture out of the city with trips to Convent of Saint John Mustair (in Mustair), Bogn Engiadina Scuol (in Scuol) and National Park Centre (in Zernez). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, get great views at Diavolezza, see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

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

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to St. Moritz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Davos.
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Davos — 6 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caumasee and Santis der Berg. Get outdoors at Eichhornliweg and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Davos side-trips: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Viamala (in Zillis) and Chur (Old Town Chur & Kornplatz (Corn Square)).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Davos travel route planning site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 11 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get in touch with nature at Aare Gorge and Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten). Explore hidden gems such as Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke). Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Reichenbach Waterfall (in Meiringen), Lugano (Lido di Lugano & Parco Ciani) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sattel Hochstuckli, cruise along Furka Pass, explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten, and take a stroll through Stein am Rhein.

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

Traveling by car from Davos to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Davos in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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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