60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Basel
— 8 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 8 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 7 nights
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Davos
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 13 nights
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Basel

— 8 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seebad Eich and CityBeach Messe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basel Minster and Cloitre de St-Ursanne. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux, Lac Vert d'Undervelier, &more), La Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier) and Musee Chappuis-Fahndrich (in Develier). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, admire the masterpieces at Antikenmuseum Basel, take a stroll through Basel's Old Town, and browse the exhibits of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Basel travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Basel is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Basel reach 8°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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 a sense of the local culture at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Titlis (in Engelberg), Wengen (Minigolf, Molitor, &more) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and hike along The Eiger.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Basel to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bern

— 7 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Burgdorfer Altstadt. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Neuchatel (Museum d'histoire naturelle & Jeunes Rives), Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh, look for all kinds of wild species at Fondation Pour le Cheval, and kick back and relax at Schwimmbad Merligen.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bern, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Geneva

— 8 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and CERN. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Nyon (Espace Opsomai Phalaina, Chateau de Nyon, &more), l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and look for gifts at Saumon Fume des Acacias.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Montreux

— 7 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Gruyeres Castle and Chaplin's World will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Ski Service and Bruson Ski Area. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Karting Extreme Verbier (in Verbier), Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana (in Grone) and Tobogganing Park (in Leysin). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), discover the deep blue sea with Go-Diving, and explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux journey planner.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 7 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Burgkirche Raron. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Barrage de Moiry (in Anniviers), Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, Saas Fee Ski Resort, &more) and Alpine Trails (in Visp). There's still lots to do: get great views at Gornergrat, get outside with Lac des Autannes, take in the awesome beauty at Zauberwasser, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker website.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Davos

— 4 nights
You'll explore and learn at Museum POST AB! and Das Gelbe Haus Flims. Popular historic sites such as Old Town Chur and Heididorf are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davos: Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Alpen Arena), St. Leonhard Kapelle (in Bad Ragaz) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Davos trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Davos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. April in Davos sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich

— 13 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee and Strandbad Arbon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Church of St. Peter. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Hohle Gasse (in Immensee), Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, and stroll through Mt Pilatus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning site.

Drive from Davos to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Davos in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.