30 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Verbier
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Verbier
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights
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Verbier — 4 nights

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Family-friendly places like Ski Service and Premier Alpine Centre will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Verbier 4 Vallees and Champery Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Verbier side-trips: Domaines des Iles (in Sion), Les Crosets (in Les Crosets) and Cascade de la Pissevache (in Vernayaz). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Verbier journey maker site.

Washington, USA to Verbier is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Verbier due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. Kids will enjoy Gornergrat and Trockener Steg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Zauberwasser (in Graechen) and Anzere (in Anzere). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt sightseeing site.

Take a train from Verbier to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Aletsch Glacier and Trümmelbachfälle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen (in Wengen), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald online visit planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 5 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Step out of the city life by going to Titlis and Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg. Bring the kids along to Seilpark Engelberg and Tal Museum Engelberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Engelberg: Alpine Sports Andermatt (in Andermatt), Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi (in Hasliberg) and Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Campra, tour the pleasant surroundings at Engelberg Fuerenalp, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chiesa Di San Giovanni Battista, and get outside with Lukmanier Pass.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Engelberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Engelberg sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich — 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Parasailing & Paragliding. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Rigi) and Schlosskirche (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, stop by Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, and admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich journey planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Lake Geneva and Chateau de Chillon. Get in touch with nature at Creux du Van and Bains des Paquis. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Galerie de la Tour de Diesse (in Neuchatel), Musee de l'Areuse (in Boudry) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, walk around Promenade de l'Observatoire, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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