60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to St. Gallen
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St. Gallen
— 4 nights
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
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Lugano
— 7 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Basel
— 7 nights
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
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St. Gallen

— 4 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stiftsbibliothek and Kathedrale St.Gallen. Explore St. Gallen's surroundings by going to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli (in Schwende), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildpark Peter & Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, cool off at Familien- und Gemeinschaftsbad Dreilinden, and get outside with Drei Weieren.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Gallen journey maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to St. Gallen is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 6 nights
St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muottas Muragl and Diavolezza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Albula Pass (in La Punt-Chamues-ch) and Val Mustair (in Mustair). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, contemplate the long history of The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, and make a trip to Chesa Futura.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Gallen to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from St. Gallen in July; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Lugano

— 7 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Bellinzona). There's still lots to do: walk around Parco Ciani, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and identify plant and animal life at Percorso del Cemento.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip maker app.

Getting from St. Moritz to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lugano: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 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 Hinterdorfstrasse and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Musee du safran (in Mund), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zermatt attractions website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Rochers-de-Naye. Explore Montreux's surroundings by going to Sion (Go-Diving & Valere Basilica), Eglise St Germain (in Saviese) and Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche & La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and indulge your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montreux road trip app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chapel of the Maccabees and Vieux-Carouge. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Roman Columns (in Nyon), Chateau de Rolle (in Rolle) and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne). On the 2nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Bern

— 6 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blumental Panorama Trail and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen) and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Aare River, get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and make a trip to Bundesplatz.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basel

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tinguely-Brunnen and Offene Kirche Elisabethen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Basel: Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux & Lac Vert d'Undervelier), Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Pfalz, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Lange Erlen, and admire the natural beauty at Merian Garten.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Basel tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 8 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Reichenbach Falls and The Nine Towers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Giessbachfälle (in Brienz), Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.