29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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29 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9​h
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Neuchatel
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Chur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ski Service and Lake Geneva. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge.

Before you visit Geneva, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. In March, Geneva is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Ski Service, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Vieux-Carouge
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Get some cultural insight at Chaplin's World and The Cathedral of Bern. HR Giger Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Neuchatel side-trips: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Federal Building (Bundeshaus)) and Papiliorama (in Kerzers). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van and stroll through Jeunes Rives.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Neuchatel road trip site .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Papiliorama, Chaplin's World, HR Giger Museum
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz. Step off the beaten path and head to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Saas Fee Ski Resort (in Saas-Fee) and Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip app .

Traveling by train from Neuchatel to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Saas Fee Ski Resort, Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
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 Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Burgkirche Raron. Explore hidden gems such as Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Kleine Scheidegg. Change things up with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip builder website .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Axalp, Burgkirche Raron
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Segantini Museum and Berry Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Val Mustair and Morteratsch Glacier. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to National Park Centre Zernez (in Zernez), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Albula Pass (in La Punt-Chamues-ch). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, get great views at Muottas Muragl, tour the pleasant surroundings at Piz Nair, and appreciate the views at Engadine.

To find out how to plan a trip to St. Moritz, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in March; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 7°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Chur.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pontresina, National Park Centre, Church of San Gian, Albula Pass, Val Mustair
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Albula Pass ©
Albula Pass
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

4
nights
Chur

Chur ©
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town Chur and St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Arosa Ski Resort and Davos Klosters Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: St. Paul Church (in Rhazuns), Parsenn Skigebiet (in Davos) and Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski resort Lenzerheide, stop by AlpenHirt, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Haldenstein.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chur route planning site .

Drive from St. Moritz to Chur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Davos, Ski resort Lenzerheide, Castle Haldenstein, Trans Ruinaulta, St. Paul Church
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Davos Klosters Ski Resort ©
Davos Klosters Ski Resort
Castle Haldenstein ©
Castle Haldenstein

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Limmat. Visit Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Beyeler and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Chur to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Jean Tinguely Museum, Fondation Beyeler
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

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