31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 4 nights
2
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
3
Bellinzona
— 4 nights
4
Lucerne
— 4 nights
5
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
6
Zermatt
— 4 nights
7
Geneva
— 6 nights

4
nights
Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Beyeler and Jean Tinguely Museum. Get some historical perspective at Schloss Thun and Offene Kirche Elisabethen. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Thunersee (in Thun), Bern (Gurten, The Cathedral of Bern, &more) and Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, don't miss a visit to Spalen Gate, visit Basel's Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Basel.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Basel trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Basel is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Thun, Augusta Raurica, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Fondation Beyeler
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:
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Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair and Lake St. Moritz. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Park Centre and Segantini Museum. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Chur (Old Town Chur & Kornplatz (Corn Square)) and Caumasee (in Flims). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, stroll through Piz Nair, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and appreciate the views at Engadine.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz online journey planner.

Getting from Basel to St. Moritz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Basel in June; daily highs in St. Moritz reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chur, National Park Centre, Bernina Pass, Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair, Caumasee
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Segantini Museum ©
Segantini Museum

4
nights
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Popular historic sites such as Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Castello di Montebello are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellinzona: Cardada (in Orselina), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Ponte dei Salti (in Lavertezzo). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro, stroll through Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, and admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in June, expect Bellinzona to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orselina, Locarno, Monte Tamaro, Lungolago Di Ascona, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

4
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Altstadt Schaffhausen. Step off the beaten path and head to Jesuitenkirche and Munot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Sherlock Holmes Museum). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, and see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne journey planner.

You can drive from Bellinzona to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bellinzona in June, you will find days in Lucerne are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Meiringen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Munot ©
Munot

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Reichenbach Falls. Step out of Grindelwald to go to Kandersteg and see Oeschinen Lake, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, and get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Oeschinen Lake, Reichenbach Falls, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mountaineers' Cemetery and Chateau de Tourbillon. Visit Valere Basilica and Stockalper Palace for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex) and RealFly (in Sion). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sion, Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, The Bex Salt Mines, Stockalper Palace
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

6
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maison Tavel and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy, Tour de l'Ale, &more), Chateau de Neuchatel (in Neuchatel) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, find something for the whole family at Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, and learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geneva online road trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Maurice Neyroud, Chateau de Neuchatel
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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