60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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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
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing and Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music. Visit Basel Minster and Grotte Sainte Colombe for their historical value. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux & Lac Vert d'Undervelier), Musee Chappuis-Fahndrich (in Develier) and Ferme de la Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, browse the exhibits of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, see the interesting displays at Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen (MUKS), and get a new perspective on nature at Antikenmuseum Basel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Basel day trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Basel is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Basel due to the time zone difference. In February, Basel is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 4 nights

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 Maennlichen. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Wengen (Minigolf, Molitor, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at 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.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jeunes Rives and Rochers des Sommetres. Get some cultural insight at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Artilleriewerk Faulensee. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel), Museum d'histoire naturelle (in Neuchatel) and Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive). The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Musee suisse de la machine a coudre et des objets insolites (Musee Wassmer), stroll through Schwimmbad Merligen, and do a tasting at Domaine de Chambleau.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne), Nyon (Espace Opsomai Phalaina, Chateau de Nyon, &more) and Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle). There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and look for gifts at Saumon Fume des Acacias.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our 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 up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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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 Collection de l'Art Brut will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Ski Service and Bruson Ski Area. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana (in Grone), Karting Extreme Verbier (in Verbier) and Tobogganing Park (in Leysin). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Pins, and explore the world behind art at Fondation Opale.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux road trip app.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 7 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Burgkirche Raron and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Barrage de Moiry (in Anniviers), Alpine Trails (in Visp) and Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, Saas-Fee Ski Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and hit the slopes at Trockener Steg.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip tool.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Davos.
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Davos — 4 nights

Popular historic sites such as Old Town Chur and St. Leonhard Kapelle are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum POST AB! and Das Gelbe Haus Flims. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Davos: Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Alpen Arena), Lenzerheide (Parpaner Rothorn & Lenzerheide Ski Resort) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Davos trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Davos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 13 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Church of St. Peter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more), Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Hohle Gasse (in Immensee). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, enjoy the dining and entertainment at Alpenbad, take in the exciting artwork at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Davos to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Davos in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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