60 days in Switzerland & Canada Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland & Canada Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Fly
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Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly
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Central Saanich, Canada
— 1 night
Fly to Edmonton, Bus to Jasper National Park
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
Fly
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Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
Train to Toronto, Fly to Ottawa
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly
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Quebec City, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly
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Halifax, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Burgkirche Raron (in Raron) and Pfarrkirche Ernen (in Ernen). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, explore the activities along Stellisee, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt driving holiday planning app.

Rennes, France to Zermatt is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Lion Monument, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 13th (Wed), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Granville Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip maker site.

You can fly from Zurich to Vancouver in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Central Saanich.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Central Saanich, Canada

— 1 night
Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Central Saanich vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Central Saanich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for little chillier nights in Central Saanich, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Central Saanich

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 7 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Skyline Trail, admire the sheer force of Sunwapta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and stroll through Cavell Meadows Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jasper National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Central Saanich to Jasper National Park. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Central Saanich in October: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 12°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yoho National Park, Canada

— 4 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, trek along Iceline Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burgess Shale, and explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake.

Before you visit Yoho National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Yoho National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Yoho National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Banff National Park, Canada

— 7 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Banff National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banff National Park road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yoho National Park to Banff National Park. In October in Banff National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Toronto.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Toronto, Canada

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma, don't miss a visit to Harbourfront Centre, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto route maker.

Traveling by flight from Banff National Park to Toronto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Banff National Park to Toronto is 2 hours. When traveling from Banff National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Toronto: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 2 nights
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Ottawa on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hike along Gatineau Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then get a taste of the local shopping with ByWard Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, examine the collection at National Gallery of Canada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ottawa online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Ottawa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Niagara Falls in November, expect nights in Ottawa to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Quebec City.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Quebec City, Canada

— 4 nights
With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Take a break from Quebec City with a short trip to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre in Sainte Anne de Beaupre, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Quebec, learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec, take a stroll through Place Royale, and stop by Terrasse Dufferin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Quebec City trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Quebec City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ottawa in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Quebec City, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in Quebec City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Gros Morne National Park, Canada

— 5 nights

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Tablelands, get a new perspective on nature at The Discovery Center, kick back and relax at Shallow Bay Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Cow Head Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gros Morne National Park route app.

Getting from Quebec City to Gros Morne National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Gros Morne National Park is 1.5 hours. When traveling from Quebec City in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gros Morne National Park: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Halifax.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Halifax, Canada

— 3 nights
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Halifax: Swissair Flight 111 Memorial (in Indian Harbour) and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (in Peggy's Cove). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Province House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Alexander Keith's Brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Halifax trip maker.

Getting from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Halifax. In November, daytime highs in Halifax are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Montreal.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Montreal, Canada

— 4 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreal holiday planner.

You can fly from Halifax to Montreal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Montreal. November in Montreal sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.