57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Montreux
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Montreux
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano
— 5 nights
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Engelberg
— 4 nights
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Basel
— 6 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 nights
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Murren
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 6 nights
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Geneva
— 6 nights
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Montreux

— 5 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Gstaad (Col du Pillon - Glacier 3000 - Sanetsch - Gsteig & Lauenensee Loop Trail) and Lausanne (Le Port d'Ouchy, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, and indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Montreux is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Montreux. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge in Sierre, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lugano

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Campanile di Intragna (in Intragna) and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, and walk around Parco Ciani.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Lugano by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 4 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Engelberg: St Gotthard Pass (in Airolo), Suworow-Denkmal (in Andermatt) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). Spend the 22nd (Tue) wandering through the wild on Swisspecial. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk, cruise along Furka Pass, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lungernersee.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Engelberg trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Lugano to Engelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in June: high temperatures in Engelberg hover around 27°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Basel

— 6 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 out of town with these interesting Basel side-trips: Tufelsschlucht (in Haegendorf) and La Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basel Minster, don't miss a visit to Rheinufer Basel, explore the activities along Naturbad Riehen, and examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Basel trip planning app.

Drive from Engelberg to Basel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Basel sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zurich

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, walk around Lindenhofplatz, look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 5 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Heiden (Kirchturm Heiden & Witzweg). The adventure continues: make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, explore the fascinating underground world of Die WildkirchliHoehlen, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, and take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren

— 2 nights
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, then trek along North face Trail, then trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Murren route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Appenzell to Murren. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Murren

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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 out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Murren to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Meiringen (Aare Gorge, Reichenbach Falls, &more), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Thun (Thunersee & Vieille Ville de Thoune). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage, revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Geneva

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Parc Jura vaudois in Saint-George (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get a new perspective on nature at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.