37 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

37 days in Switzerland & Tirano Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Tirano, Italy
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bahnhofstrasse and Friedhof Fluntern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Rhine Falls. Step out of Zurich to go to Schaffhausen and see Munot, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online day trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Zurich. In July, Zurich is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Uferpromenade Weggis and Offene Kirche Elisabethen will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt Luzern and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Basel (Basel's Old Town, Carolingian Outer Crypt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

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Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 3 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visiting Creux du Van and Barenpark will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's lots more to do: stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bern trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 4 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Monte San Giorgio and Centro storico Gandria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Lugano and Monte Bre. Spend the 16th (Sat) soaking in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, walk around Parco Ciani, get great views at Monte San Salvatore, and kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bern in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lugano, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tirano.
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Tirano, Italy — 3 nights

Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Parco Delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio and Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gavia Pass and Plozza Vini Tirano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirano: Stelvio Pass (in Bormio) and Hotel Bagni Vecchi (in Valdidentro). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Etnografico Tiranese.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirano online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Tirano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lugano in July, things will get a bit cooler in Tirano: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

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Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Schellenursli Village, then examine the collection at National Park Centre, and then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Leaning Tower, admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katholische Kirche St. Karl Borromaus.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz planner.

You can drive from Tirano to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Do some cultural sightseeing at Burgkirche Raron and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga, stop by Laderach, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oberhofen Castle and Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip tool.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 3 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Get in touch with nature at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Glacier 3000. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedrale de Lausanne in Lausanne (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and learn about winemaking at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montreux online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 4 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.
Head to MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and Molard Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Visiting Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, get curious at CERN, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva travel planning website.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back 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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Swiss Alps travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.
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Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Lookouts · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
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