60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

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Zurich
— 12 nights
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Chur
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Basel
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Zurich

— 12 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Church of St. Peter. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzernfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Kuessnacht am Rigi (Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee & Seilpark Rigi), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Michaelskreuz Kapelle (in Root). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich 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 colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Zurich reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Chur

— 7 nights
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Escape the urban bustle at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Strandbad Arbon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum POST AB! and Fort Heldsberg. Venture out of the city with trips to KlangWelt Toggenburg (in Alt St. Johann), Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht (in Versam) and Alp Flix (in Sur). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur, see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, head outdoors with Lake Sils, and fly down the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Chur tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Zurich to Chur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Zauberwasser (in Graechen), Lac des Autannes (in Grimentz) and Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee & Saas Fee Ski Resort). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, get outside with The Mont-Fort, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder.

Traveling by car from Chur to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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.
Head to Ski Service and Fondation de l'Hermitagefor some retail therapy. Visiting Premier Alpine Centre SA and Anzere will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont), Massages-Deforel. Ch (in Echarlens) and Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, and admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montreux online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Geneva

— 7 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.
Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Bains des Paquis and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Coppet (in Commugny), Musee Romand de la Machine Agricole (in Gingins) and Nyon (Chateau de Nyon, Musee Romain, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at House of Basketball, stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Central Railroad Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Neuchatel (Jeunes Rives & Galerie C), Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive) and Fribourg (Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre & Across the Screen). And it doesn't end there: visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, examine the collection at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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 Grindelwald Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Titlis. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Central Sport) and Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, trek along The Eiger, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

Discover how to plan a Grindelwald trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basel Minster and Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Basel and Johann Wanner. Venture out of the city with trips to Seebad Eich (in Eich), Tropenhaus Wolhusen (in Wolhusen) and Jura World of Coffee (in Niederbuchsiten). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Etangs de Bonfol, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and take a stroll through Basel's Old Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Basel trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Basel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.