30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland 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
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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 Gurten and Kirche Enge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, stroll around Lindenhof Hill, and stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to 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 Mont Saleve and Place Bourg du Four. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Des Bastions, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Geneva are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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 discover tucked-away gems like Montreux Lakeside and Chateau de Chenaux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpenwild and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and stroll through Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

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 12th (Wed) 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Brienz and Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
On the 17th (Mon), hit the slopes at Titlis. On the next day, get interesting insight from Seilpark Engelberg, then see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg tour itinerary planning website.

Drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Engelberg sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn and Jakobshorn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chur: Splugen Pass (in Splugen), Trutg dil Flem (in Flims) and Snowdocdavos (in Davos Platz). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch and have some family-friendly fun at Freestyle Academy.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Engelberg to Chur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 3 nights

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You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake Sils and Diavolezza. Step out of St. Moritz with an excursion to Maloja Pass in Bregaglia--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, explore the world behind art at Berry Museum, and look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz route site.

You can drive from Chur to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In October, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Scuol.
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Scuol — 2 nights

Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. On the 26th (Wed), burn calories and see the sights with Outdoor Engadin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, snap pictures at Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, and then explore the striking landscape at Clemgia.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Scuol trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can 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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