60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Winterthur
— 5 nights
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St. Gallen
— 6 nights
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Lugano
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Biel
— 6 nights
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Lausanne
— 6 nights
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Geneva
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Basel — 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel Minster and Basel's Old Town. Kloster Mariastein and Wartenberg will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Ruine Laufenburg (in Laufenburg), Ruine Farnsburg (in Ormalingen) and Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, get great views at Pfalz, take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, and don't miss a visit to Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Zurich — 7 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grossmunster and Fraumünster Church. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see HIKE in Waedenswil, approximately Waedenswil away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Winterthur.
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Winterthur — 5 nights

Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery Fischingen and Sammlung Oskar Reinhart. Popular historic sites such as Stein am Rhein and Altstadt Schaffhausen are in your itinerary. Explore Winterthur's surroundings by going to BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach), Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen) and Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, examine the collection at Villa Flora Winterthur, take an in-depth tour of Museum Lindengut, and take in the exciting artwork at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Winterthur trip itinerary tool.

Winterthur is very close to Zurich. March in Winterthur sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen — 6 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Landsgemeindeplatz and Pfarrkirche St Johannes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Mauritius Church and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Gallen: Heiden (Witzweg, Henry Dunant Museum, &more), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht (in Versam). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arosa Barenland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bleicheli Stadtlounge, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Gallen trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Winterthur to St. Gallen in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lugano.
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Lugano — 6 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monte San Giorgio and Castello Di Mesocco. Castelgrande and Centro storico Gandria will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia), Alp Flix (in Sur) and Bellinzona (Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Castelli di Bellinzona, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, wander the streets of Cascate di Santa Petronilla, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Nicolao della Flue, and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano tour planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Gallen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 7 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Museggmauer. Get a sense of the local culture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Hofkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Schlosskirche, &more) and Axalp (in Brienz). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, stroll through Titlis, and identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne route builder tool.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 7 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Museum of Natural History of Bern. The Cathedral of Bern and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre), Vallee du Gotteron (in Fribourg) and Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch, Skigebiet Betelberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena, and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Biel.
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Biel — 6 nights

Popular historic sites such as Schloss Waldegg and Collegiale are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Ursenkathedrale and Chateau de Delemont. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biel: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches (in Le Locle) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel).

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Biel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Biel by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lausanne.
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Lausanne — 6 nights

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Visit Cathedrale de Lausanne and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d’Oron, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 4 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maison Tavel and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, take a memorable tour with CERN, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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