60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to St. Gallen
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St. Gallen
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 6 nights
Drive
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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
Drive
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Geneva
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 6 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 7 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 8 nights
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St. Gallen

— 4 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stiftsbibliothek and Wildpark Peter & Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Gallen: Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli (in Schwende), Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, admire the local landmark of Broderbrunnen, learn more about the world around you at Naturmuseum St.Gallen, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Gallen trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to St. Gallen is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stockholm in June since evenings lows in St. Gallen dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 6 nights
St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Diavolezza and Val Mustair. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Rinerhorn (in Davos) and Albula Pass (in La Punt-Chamues-ch). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, take an in-depth tour of Engadine Museum, and don't miss a visit to Church of San Gian.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Gallen in June, expect St. Moritz to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco Ciani and Monte Bre. Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Bellinzona). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, and stroll through Monte San Giorgio.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Lugano is somewhat warmer than St. Moritz - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stockalper Palace and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Musee du safran (in Mund), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, and appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Zermatt route planner.

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 (Thu) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Montreux Lakeside and Rochers-de-Naye. Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: 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: do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Montreux online sightseeing planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapel of the Maccabees and Le Jardin Anglais. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon), Chateau de Rolle (in Rolle) and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne). On the 3rd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and examine the collection at Musee Ariana.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Village and Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Speed Boats Tours (in Interlaken) and Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Aare River, appreciate the history behind Mosesbrunnen, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and don't miss a visit to Bundesplatz.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip builder site.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tierpark Lange Erlen and Basel's Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux & Lac Vert d'Undervelier), Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Merian Garten, don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, snap pictures at Mittlere Brucke, and examine the collection at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Basel road trip tool.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Basel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Jesuitenkirche. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Giessbachfälle (in Brienz), Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald) and Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Aare Gorge). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) 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.