29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 1 night
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Verbier
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Laax
— 7 nights
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 5 nights
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Villars-sur-Ollon
— 4 nights
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Geneva — 1 night

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.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary maker app.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Jose in January: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Verbier.
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Nightlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Verbier — 5 nights

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Verbier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Verbier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt tour website.

Getting from Verbier to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Laax.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Laax — 7 nights

Laax is a municipality in the Surselva Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistoryLaax is first mentioned around 1290-98 as Lags.GeographyLaax has an area, of 31.7km2. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laax: Diavolezza (in Pontresina), St. Moritz (Lake St. Moritz, Piz Nair, &more) and Muottas Muragl (in Samedan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, admire the engineering at Zervreilastausee und Staumauer, explore the world behind art at Forum Wurth Chur, and head outdoors with Trutg dil Flem.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Laax trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Laax takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Laax are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Thu), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich visit planner.

Getting from Laax to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Grindelwald — 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn (in Murren), Sustenpass (in Gadmen) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Villars-sur-Ollon.
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Villars-sur-Ollon — 4 nights

Villars-sur-Ollon, commonly referred to as Villars, is a village in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, part of the municipality of Ollon. Kids will enjoy Freddie Mercury Statue and Tobogganing Park. Venture out of the city with trips to La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere), Cascade de la Pissevache (in Vernayaz) and Monument to Vladimir Nabokov (in Montreux). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, play a few rounds at Golf Club Villars, examine the collection at Vine, Wine and Wine Label Museum, and learn about all things military at Fort De Chillon.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Villars-sur-Ollon attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Villars-sur-Ollon takes 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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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.
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