29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Mont Saleve and Broken Chair Sculpture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Montreux (Rochers-de-Naye & Montreux Lakeside), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (Place de la Palud, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and stroll around Parc Des Bastions.

For maps and tourist information, read Geneva trip maker site.

Brisbane, Australia to Geneva is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Geneva, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for slightly colder days in Geneva, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunnegga and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Simplon Pass (in Brig), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Grande Dixence (in Heremence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, cruise along Great St. Bernard Pass, get great views at Gornergrat, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Great St. Bernard Pass, Simplon Pass, Chateau de Tourbillon, Grande Dixence
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Great St. Bernard Pass ©
Great St. Bernard Pass

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Creux du Van and Thunersee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Bern Bridge (in Fribourg), Basel (Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel's Old Town, &more) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Basel, Bern Bridge, Queen Studio Experience, Creux du Van, HR Giger Museum
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Aare River
Aare River
Thunersee ©
Thunersee

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Aletsch Glacier and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald day trip planning site.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Muottas Muragl and Morteratsch Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Caumasee (in Flims), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Ortsmuseum Bravuogn (in Bergun). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, and get great views at Diavolezza.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to St. Moritz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pontresina, Caumasee, Bernina Pass, Ortsmuseum Bravuogn
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aare Gorge and The Nine Towers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Lucerne (Town Hall, Spreuer Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and get great views at Rhine Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zurich using our trip planner.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, Zurich is a bit warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lake Brienz, Stiftsbibliothek, Rhine Falls, Aare Gorge
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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