31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

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Zurich
— 5 nights
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Arosa
— 1 night
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Davos
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
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Montreux
— 4 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Kandersteg
— 1 night
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Basel
— 5 nights
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Zurich

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kathedrale St.Gallen and Niederdorf. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Jesuitenkirche) and Flauderei (in Appenzell). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Einsiedeln, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and stop by Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arosa.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Arosa

— 1 night
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by AlpenHirt, take a peaceful walk through Eichhornliweg, and then hit the slopes at Arosa Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Arosa tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Arosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Arosa to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Arosa

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Davos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakobshorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parsenn Skigebiet, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Kirchner Museum Davos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Town Chur, then fly down the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, and then fly down the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Davos day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Arosa to Davos takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Moritz and Val Roseg. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, get great views at Muottas Muragl, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Davos to St. Moritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ski Zenit and Mountaineers' Cemetery. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from St. Moritz to Zermatt by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Montreux

— 4 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Montreux Lakeside and Rochers-de-Naye. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Les Bains de Lavey, go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, hunt for treasures at Christmas Market in Montreux, and admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montreux itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Geneva

— 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parc Des Bastions and Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and examine the collection at Musee Ariana.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geneva itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kandersteg.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Kandersteg

— 1 night
Kandersteg is a municipality in the Frutigen-Niedersimmental administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trek along Gemmi Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake, and then get great views at Bluemlisalphutte SAC 2840m.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kandersteg trip builder site.

You can drive from Geneva to Kandersteg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Kandersteg

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:

Basel

— 5 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basel's Old Town and Adelboden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Bern (The Cathedral of Bern & Gurten). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Muensterplatz, examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kandersteg to Basel by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

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.