30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel route 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

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stiftsbibliothek and Gurten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online trip maker.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Place Bourg du Four. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Des Bastions, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Rochers-de-Naye and Montreux Lakeside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chenaux, admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, and admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux tour planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Clay Shoot Zermatt. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online trip maker.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Brienz and Grimsel Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 2 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Seilpark Engelberg, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Engelberg day trip website.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Chur.
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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 Jakobshorn and Snowdocdavos. Explore Chur's surroundings by going to Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn), Freestyle Academy (in Laax) and Splugen Pass (in Splugen). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Chur day trip planning site.

You can drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 3 nights

St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake St. Moritz and Muottas Muragl. Change things up with a short trip to Maloja Pass in Bregaglia (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, admire the striking features of Chesa Futura, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz trip planner.

Getting from Chur to St. Moritz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. December in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Scuol.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Scuol — 2 nights

Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): so some energetic sightseeing with Outdoor Engadin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp, then take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Clemgia.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Scuol online tour planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive 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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