43 days in Switzerland Itinerary

43 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Schaffhausen
— 2 nights
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Versam
— 1 night
Drive
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Zernez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sils im Engadin
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brusino Arsizio
— 1 night
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Lavertezzo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Airolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 1 night
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Zurich — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Spend the 15th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Schaffhausen.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Schaffhausen — 2 nights

The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt Schaffhausen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Munsterkirche, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum Lindwurm, take a stroll through Stein am Rhein, and then see the interesting displays at Krippenwelt.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Schaffhausen driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Schaffhausen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Schaffhausen can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip

Neuhausen am Rheinfall — 3 nights

Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Neuhausen am Rheinfall: Verein Militar- und Festungsmuseum Full-Reuenthal (in Bad Zurzach), Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau) and Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen (in Wiesendangen). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, step into the grandiose world of Schloessli Woerth, look for all kinds of wild species at Naturzentrum Thurauen, and examine the collection at Ebianum Baggermuseum & Events.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Neuhausen am Rheinfall trip maker website.

Neuhausen am Rheinfall is just a stone's throw from Schaffhausen. In January, daily temperatures in Neuhausen am Rheinfall can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Chur.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Chur — 2 nights

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Tamina Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Heidiland, and then wander the streets of Old Town Chur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Chur-Brambruesch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chur vacation planner.

Drive from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Chur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Versam.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Versam — 1 night

Versam is a former municipality in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Holzbrunnen Valendas and then hike along Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Versam day trip app.

Versam is just a short distance from Chur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Zernez.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Zernez — 2 nights

Zernez is a village and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Swiss National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Munt-la-Schera-Tunnel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Saint John Mustair, and then examine the collection at National Park Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Zernez road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Versam to Zernez takes 2 hours. In January in Zernez, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Pontresina.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Pontresina — 2 nights

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. On the 26th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Berninapass, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and then admire all the interesting features of Muottas Muragl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and then relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontresina tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zernez to Pontresina takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sils im Engadin.
Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Sils im Engadin — 4 nights

Sils im Engadin is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, admire the verdant scenery at Val Fex, explore the activities along Fuorcla Surlej, and see the interesting displays at Nietzsche-Haus.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sils im Engadin trip planner.

Sils im Engadin is just a short distance from Pontresina. In January in Sils im Engadin, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

St. Moritz — 2 nights

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Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, then admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum, and then examine the collection at Museum Mili Weber Haus.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planner.

St. Moritz is just a short distance from Sils im Engadin. January in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Lugano — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, walk around Parco Ciani, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lugano trip maker site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in February, expect Lugano to be a bit warmer, temps between 10°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brusino Arsizio.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Brusino Arsizio — 1 night

Brusino Arsizio is a municipality in the district of Lugano in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland on the Lake of Lugano.HistoryThe village has been inhabited since the Roman era. On the 5th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ferrovia Monte Generoso, and then see the interesting displays at Alprose Schokolade-Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brusino Arsizio tour planning site.

You can drive from Lugano to Brusino Arsizio in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lavertezzo.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Lavertezzo — 2 nights

Lavertezzo is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryLavertezzo is first mentioned in 1327 as Laverteze. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Le Pont "Ponte dei salti", then make a trip to Valle Verzasca, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle di Muggio. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of The Froda Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Cascate di Santa Petronilla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lavertezzo day trip website.

Drive from Brusino Arsizio to Lavertezzo in 1.5 hours. In February in Lavertezzo, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airolo.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Airolo — 2 nights

Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, then take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Furka Pass, then cruise along Oberalp Pass, and then take in the history at Teufelsbrucke.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airolo journey maker tool.

You can drive from Lavertezzo to Airolo in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
Side Trips

Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Buergenstock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Airolo to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips

Grindelwald — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Maennlichen, then trek along The Eiger, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Interlaken.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Interlaken — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then stop by The Mad Cow, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken journey planning site.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Grindelwald. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trips

Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and hike along 5 Lakes Walk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux online route builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geneva.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Geneva — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: get curious at CERN, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally stroll around Jardin Anglais.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip app.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Geneva are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Bern — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bern vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in February, Bern is slightly colder at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.
Parks · Wildlife

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.