30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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St. Moritz
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Interlaken
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights

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St. Moritz

— 5 nights
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Get outdoors at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. Old Town Chur and Landwasser Viaduct will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Moritz: National Park Centre (in Zernez), Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp) and Bundner Kunstmuseum (in Chur). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg, see the interesting displays at Segantini Museum, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Alpin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:

Lugano

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Visiting Lake Lugano and Cascate di Santa Petronilla will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Castello di Montebello and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio capture your imagination. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Ghisla Art Collection). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo d'arte Mendrisio, see the interesting displays at Alprose Schokolade-Museum, kick back and relax at Lido San Domenico, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lugano online holiday builder.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Moritz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and Chateau de Chillon. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva route maker.

Getting from Lugano to Geneva by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. When traveling from Lugano in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Geneva, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's still lots to do: tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, play a few rounds at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, and stop by Jack Wolfskin Store.

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You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

Side Trips

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Interlaken

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Titlis and Parasailing & Paragliding. Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Interlaken are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visiting Lake Zurich and Seebad Katzensee will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

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.