37 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

37 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Tirano, Italy
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bahnhofstrasse and Landesmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. Step out of Zurich to go to Schaffhausen and see Munot, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Zurich. In July, Zurich is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Uferpromenade Weggis and Offene Kirche Elisabethen will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt Luzern and Carolingian Outer Crypt. Venture out of the city with trips to Basel (Basel's Old Town & Basel Minster) and Titlis (in Engelberg). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

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Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visiting Creux du Van and Thunersee will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral of Bern and Schloss Thun. Take a break from Bern with a short trip to Cathedrale St-Nicolas in Fribourg, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 4 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Monte San Giorgio and Centro storico Gandria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore. Spend the 16th (Sat) soaking in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre, stroll around Parco Ciani, and kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bern in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lugano, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tirano.
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Tirano, Italy — 3 nights

Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Parco Delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio and Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gavia Pass and Museo Etnografico Tiranese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirano: Stelvio Pass (in Bormio) and Hotel Bagni Vecchi (in Valdidentro). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, do a tasting at Plozza Vini Tirano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirano online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Tirano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lugano in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tirano: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

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Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Schellenursli Village, then examine the collection at National Park Centre, and then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Leaning Tower, admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katholische Kirche St. Karl Borromaus.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz planner.

You can drive from Tirano to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgkirche Raron and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga, stop by Laderach, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oberhofen Castle and Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Giessbachfälle. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Blumental Panorama Trail in Murren--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village.

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You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Go for a jaunt from Grindelwald to Wengen to see Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary builder tool.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Get in touch with nature at Glacier 3000 and Rochers-de-Naye. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and do a tasting at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip maker app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 4 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.
Head to MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and Molard Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Visiting Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, get curious at CERN, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva travel planning website.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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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Swiss Alps travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
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