27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Lugano
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get in touch with nature at Lake St. Moritz and Piz Nair. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muottas Muragl and Val Roseg. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Caumasee (in Flims), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Eichhornliweg (in Arosa). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, appreciate the views at Engadine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and get great views at Diavolezza.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz online vacation planner.

Zurich to St. Moritz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

5
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Popular historic sites such as Castelgrande and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso are in your itinerary. Visiting Monte San Salvatore and Valle Verzasca will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno), Bellinzona (Castle of Sasso Corbaro, Castello di Montebello, &more) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). There's much more to do: stroll through Lido di Lugano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Indipendenza, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lugano online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some cultural insight at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oeschinen Lake and Gorner Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Brig (Stockalper Palace & Simplon Pass) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Riffelsee, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Escape the urban bustle at Rochers-de-Naye and Glacier 3000. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montreux Lakeside and Queen Studio Experience. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy & Collection de l'Art Brut), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, test your problem-solving skills at HouseTrap, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux road trip site.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours

2
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Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, and then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen vacation planner.

Getting from Montreux to Lauterbrunnen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Airtime Paragliding ©
Airtime Paragliding

8
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Lake Brienz. Escape the urban bustle at Aare Gorge and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Schloss Rapperswil (in Rapperswil), Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Altstadt Schaffhausen, admire the striking features of Kloster Einsiedeln, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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