57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  3 h
1
Basel
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lucerne
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Winterthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Glarus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Sion
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Gruyeres
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Biel
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Geneva
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Paris

6
nights
Basel

Basel ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Basel Minster and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Visit Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten and Schloss Ebenrain for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kloster Mariastein (in Metzerlen-Mariastein), Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, get engrossed in the history at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, make a trip to Wartenberg, and see the interesting displays at Augusta Raurica.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Basel trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Basel is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muttenz, Arlesheim, Riehen, Kloster Mariastein, Schloss Ebenrain
Highlights from your plan
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Schloss Ebenrain ©
Schloss Ebenrain

9
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Old Town. Let the collections at The Rosengart Collection and Landesmuseum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Zurich (Lake Zurich, ARTBOX.GALLERY, &more), Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen) and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pilatus Luzern, examine the collection at Schachmuseum, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Winterthur.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Interlaken, Heiternplatz, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

5
nights
Winterthur

Winterthur ©
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Landsgemeindeplatz and Stein am Rhein will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kunstmuseum Appenzell and Swiss Science Center Technorama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winterthur: Appenzell (Museum Appenzell, Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, &more), Urnaesch (Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch & Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch) and Kathedrale St.Gallen (in St. Gallen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Klingnauer Stausee, look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelstation, step into the grandiose world of Munot, and see the interesting displays at Villa Flora Winterthur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Winterthur trip itinerary app.

Getting from Lucerne to Winterthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Glarus.

Things to do in Winterthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Appenzell, Urnaesch, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Kathedrale St.Gallen, Munot
Highlights from your plan
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell

2
nights
Glarus

Glarus ©
The Canton of Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Trans Ruinaulta, look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, then examine the collection at Museum POST AB!, and finally identify plant and animal life at Heidiland. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, then get outside with Seealpsee, then see the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt Toggenburg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Stoos Stanseilbahn.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glarus road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winterthur to Glarus takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glarus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Glarus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trans Ruinaulta, Heidiland, Seealpsee, Santis der Berg, Museum POST AB!
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Erlebniswelt Toggenburg ©
Erlebniswelt Toggenburg
Trans Ruinaulta ©
Trans Ruinaulta

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee". You'll explore and learn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Fort Gondo (in Gondo) and Ecomuseum (in Simplon). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", and contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Glarus to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sion.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, Fort Gondo, Ecomuseum
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

5
nights
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Fondation Opale. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Valere Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Sion: Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle), Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve) and Charlie Chaplin Statue (in Vevey). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron, identify plant and animal life at Domaines des Iles, and see the interesting displays at Maison du diable - Fondation Fellini.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sion sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Sion in 2 hours. September in Sion sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Sion

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lens, Raron, Martigny, Saint-Luc, Musee Suisse du Jeu
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne ©
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne

3
nights
Gruyeres

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Get some cultural insight at Gruyeres Castle and Museum of Artisan and Folklore (Musee Artisanal du Vieux Pays d'Enhaut). You'll explore and learn at HR Giger Museum and Musee Romain de Vallon. Explore Gruyeres' surroundings by going to Fribourg (Vallee du Gotteron, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, &more), Espace Ballon (in Chateau-d'Oex) and Avenches (Roman Theatre, Musee Romain Avenches, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, explore the world behind art at Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle, see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalena Hermitage.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gruyeres day trip website.

You can drive from Sion to Gruyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fribourg, Avenches, Chateau-d'Oex, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, Musee Romain de Vallon
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Oberhofen Castle and Lotschentaler Museum. Appreciate the collections at Thun-Panorama and Art'Collections Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Abegg-Stiftung (in Riggisberg) and Murren (Allmendhubel & Via Ferrata). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, don't miss a visit to Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente, and admire the sheer force of Iffigfall.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gruyeres to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. In October in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oberhofen am Thunersee, Murren, Adelboden, Thun, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen ©
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Brienz (Axalp & Giessbachfälle), Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Murren (007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and trek along The Eiger.

Plan a Grindelwald trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Biel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Brienz, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Grindelwald Museum ©
Grindelwald Museum

5
nights
Biel

Biel ©
Appreciate the collections at Ambra Minerals and Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches. Get some cultural insight at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh and Watch Museum of Le Locle. Get out of town with these interesting Biel side-trips: Etang de Lucelle (in Lucelle), La Chaux-de-Fonds (International Museum of Watches & Musee Paysan et Artisanal) and Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Biel trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Biel takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Biel

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Undervelier, Le Locle, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, Rochers des Sommetres
Highlights from your plan
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Watch Museum of Le Locle ©
Watch Museum of Le Locle

6
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. You'll explore and learn at CERN and Maison Tavel. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon), Lausanne (La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Audrey Hepburn's Grave (in Morges). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, and explore the world behind art at Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online itinerary planner.

Getting from Biel to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Nyon, Espace Horloger - Vallee de Joux, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, House of Basketball
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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