30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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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 some historical perspective at Old Town Chur and Landwasser Viaduct. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Park Centre and Segantini Museum. Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Schloss Tarasp (in Tarasp) and Bundner Kunstmuseum (in Chur). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, see the interesting displays at Bahnmuseum Albula, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Alpin.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read St. Moritz driving holiday tool.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In December, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Lugano

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get outdoors at Lake Lugano and Cascate di Santa Petronilla. Castello di Montebello and Museo Vincenzo Vela will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona), Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Ghisla Art Collection) and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo d'arte Mendrisio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lugano itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in December: highs in Lugano hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Patek Philippe Museum and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in December: highs in Geneva hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Chateau de Chillon and Chateau de Tourbillon will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre (in Crans-Montana), Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and The Matterhorn (in Matterhorn). The adventure continues: tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning website.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Titlis and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Interlaken are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Lake Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Katzensee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), 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 14 — 18:

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.