30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Chur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Scuol
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Zurich

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gurten and Cathedral. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Basel (Zoo Basel, Basel Minster, &more), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Rose Garden (Rosengarten)). And it doesn't end there: get advice or help at Stiftsbibliothek, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Basel, St. Gallen, Rhine Falls
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Gurten ©
Gurten
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
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 Parc Des Bastions. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, make a trip to Place Bourg du Four, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva itinerary planning website .

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Place Bourg du Four ©
Place Bourg du Four

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lakeside Promenade Fleuri and The Chateau de Chenaux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more), Ile d'Ogoz (in Pont-en-Ogoz) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, admire the natural beauty at Alpengarten La Rambertia, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Montreux online trip builder .

You can take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Ile d'Ogoz, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, The Chateau de Chenaux
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
The Chateau de Chenaux ©
The Chateau de Chenaux

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 Sunnegga and Alpenwild. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Oberrothorn, stroll through Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Oberrothorn ©
Oberrothorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
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 Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Lake Brienz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

Find out how to plan Grindelwald trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Zermatt to Grindelwald by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Grimsel Pass, Lake Brienz, Kleine Scheidegg
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Grimsel Pass ©
Grimsel Pass
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
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 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Seilpark Engelberg, then look and learn 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, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Seilpark Engelberg ©
Seilpark Engelberg
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

4
nights
Chur

Chur ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn and Jacobshorn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chur: Trudg Dil Flem (in Flims), Snowdocdavos (in Davos Platz) and Splugen Pass (in Splugen). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch and get your game on at Freestyle Academy.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chur trip planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Chur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Davos, Flims, Splugen Pass, Freestyle Academy
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Splugen Pass ©
Splugen Pass
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn
Chur-Brambruesch ©
Chur-Brambruesch

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muottas Muragl and Lake Sils. When in St. Moritz, make a side trip to see Maloja Pass in Bregaglia, approximately Bregaglia away. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, explore the world behind art at Berry Museum, and look for gifts at Metzgerei Plinio.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Chur to St. Moritz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina, Metzgerei Plinio, Maloja Pass, Lake Sils
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

2
nights
Scuol

Scuol ©
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Step off the beaten path and head to Clemgia and Outdoor Engadin. Go for a jaunt from Scuol to Sent to see Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Scuol day trip planner .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Schloss Tarasp, Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges
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Clemgia ©
Clemgia
Schloss Tarasp ©
Schloss Tarasp

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