20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to St. Gallen
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St. Gallen
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bellinzona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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St. Gallen — 2 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town Chur and Wildpark Peter & Paul. Get some historical perspective at Munot and Kathedrale St.Gallen. Step out of St. Gallen to go to Flims and see Caumasee, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Gallen holiday planning app.

Washington DC, USA to St. Gallen is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Gallen, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 4 nights

St.
Explore hidden gems such as Parsenn Skigebiet and Muottas Muragl. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Leaning Tower and Reformierte Kirche San Gian. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Davos), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Davos Klosters Ski Resort (in Davos Platz). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piz Nair, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, and explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Moritz online holiday planner.

Getting from St. Gallen to St. Moritz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, St. Moritz is slightly colder than St. Gallen - with highs of 34°F and lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bellinzona.
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Bellinzona — 2 nights

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 9th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Chateaux de Bellinzone, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Indipendenza, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Tibetan bridge "Carasc" and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bellinzona trip app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Bellinzona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in February; daily highs in Bellinzona reach 48°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Jesuitenkirche and Kloster Einsiedeln will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kleine Scheidegg and Maennlichen. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Schlosskirche (in Interlaken), Bern (The Cathedral of Bern & Mosesbrunnen) and Schloss Thun (in Thun). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne tour planning website.

Getting from Bellinzona to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valere Basilica and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mountaineers' Cemetery and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Grande Dixence (in Heremence), Verbier (Golf Club Verbier & Ski Service) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Bagnes.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Eglise Russe and Cathedrale St-Nicolas are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maison Tavel and Montreux Lakeside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Sauvabelin Tower, Le Port d'Ouchy, &more). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planning tool.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow 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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