60 days in Switzerland & Vaduz Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland & Vaduz Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Ascona, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Morcote, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Soglio, Switzerland
— 1 night
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Scuol, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zernez, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Arosa, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Andermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Spiez, Switzerland
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Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Murten, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Saint-Ursanne, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a stroll through Rue du Rhone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, then get curious at CERN, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and finally admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva vacation planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Geneva. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): shop like a local with Fondation de l'Hermitage, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, then soothe aching muscles at Le Centre Thermal, and finally kick back and relax at Plage des Pins. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, take a stroll through Place St-Francois, then do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, then revel in the low prices at Outlet Aubonne, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lausanne

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Switzerland

— 1 night
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Theodule, see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then look for gifts at Gruyere Traditions, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Le Moleson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Les Gorges De La Jogne, then relax and rejuvenate at Les Bains de la Gruyere, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee Gruerien.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gruyeres visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Gruyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gruyeres are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 6th (Mon), examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montreux itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, stop by Laderach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then make a trip to Walk of Climb, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker.

You can 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 (Fri) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Ascona, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. On the 10th (Fri), make a splash at Lido Locarno, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cardada. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Intragna, then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and finally make a trip to Piazza Grande.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ascona online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Ascona in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ascona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Morcote.

Things to do in Ascona

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Morcote, Switzerland

— 1 night
Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano.With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio".HistoryMorcote is first mentioned historically in 926 as Murcau, which comes from the Latin Morae caput, meaning head of the hill. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Artrust SA, get great views at Ferrovia Monte Generoso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, then delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, examine the collection at Alprose Schokolade-Museum, make a trip to Scala Monumentale, stroll around Parco Scherrer, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio Di Sant'Antonio, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Morcote day trip tool.

You can drive from Ascona to Morcote in an hour. September in Morcote sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Morcote

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and finally stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lugano vacation planning site.

Lugano is very close to Morcote. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellinzona online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Bellinzona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Soglio.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Soglio, Switzerland

— 1 night
Soglio is a village and a former municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of the Grisons close to the border with Italy. On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Marmot Nature Trail, explore and take pictures at Bregaglia Valley, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Bregaglia Ciasa Granda. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche San Lorenzo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Soglio online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Soglio takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Soglio

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Reformierte Kirche San Gian.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your St. Moritz trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Soglio to St. Moritz takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Scuol.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Scuol, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, browse the different shops at Eurocenter, take in the exciting artwork at Alberto Giacometti Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum d'Engadina Bassa, Scuol, and finally test the waters at Bogn Engiadina Scuol. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Clemgia, don't miss a visit to Muglin da Ftan - Alpine Muhle Ftan, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alp Laret, then head outdoors with Lai Nair, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Tarasp, and finally go from sight to sight with Bergbahnen Motta Naluns.

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Drive from St. Moritz to Scuol in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zernez.

Things to do in Scuol

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zernez, Switzerland

— 1 night
Zernez is a village and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about all things military at Museum Stelvio Umbrail 14/18, examine the collection at Convent of Saint John Mustair, get your bearings at National Park Centre, then visit Schellenursli Village, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reformierte Kirche Guarda, and finally make a trip to Kirche San Guerg Lavin. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Swiss National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zernez vacation planner.

Zernez is very close to Scuol. In September, daily temperatures in Zernez can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arosa.

Things to do in Zernez

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arosa, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Eichhornliweg.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arosa trip planner.

Getting from Zernez to Arosa by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Arosa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Arosa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, do a tasting at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein, step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Galina Falcon Center, then hit the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Malbi-park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Main Square, take an in-depth tour of Liechtenstein National Museum, make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, shop like a local with Hoi Liechtenstein - Geschenke & Souvenir Boutique, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vaduz travel planner.

Traveling by car from Arosa to Vaduz takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell vacation maker.

You can drive from Vaduz to Appenzell in an hour. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, delve into the lush surroundings at Baumwipfelpfad Neckertal, browse the different shops at Shopping Arena, then make a splash at Santispark, and finally take a stroll around Pfalzkeller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Drei Weieren, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, then don't miss a visit to Roter Platz, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St. Gallen day trip app.

St. Gallen is just a stone's throw from Appenzell. September in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, see the interesting displays at Museum zu Allerheiligen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Munsterkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Munot, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt Schaffhausen. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kartause Ittingen, see the interesting displays at Napoleon Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindwurm, then examine the collection at Krippenwelt, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen.

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You can drive from St. Gallen to Stein am Rhein in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich itinerary app.

You can drive from Stein am Rhein to Zurich in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil, then see the interesting displays at Fortress Furigen, and finally hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Andermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, then take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, then cruise along Grimsel Pass, and finally explore and take pictures at Oberalp Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Golfplatz Andermatt and then take in the history at Teufelsbrucke.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Andermatt day trip planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Andermatt by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Andermatt

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Andermatt to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Monch, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, and then head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A..

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary builder tool.

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Grindelwald. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Wengen.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen, Switzerland

— 1 night
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Central Sport, get outside with Swimming Pool Waldbort, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then tee off at Minigolf, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Wengen journey builder app.

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You will leave for Interlaken on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, then stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and finally explore the ancient world of Unspunnen Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Wengen to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Spiez.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Spiez, Switzerland

— 1 night
Spiez is a town and municipality on the shore of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss canton of Bern. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Panoramabrucke Sigriswil, kick back and relax at Schwimmbad Merligen, examine the collection at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Niesen, and finally head outdoors with Spiezer Rundwanderweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Skigebiet Metsch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tschentenalp, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Trottiland, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Spiez route builder app.

Spiez is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. In October, daytime highs in Spiez are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thun.

Things to do in Spiez

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Thun, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to The Central Church Of Thun. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Garuda Massage, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Scherzligen, view the masterpieces at Thun-Panorama, then stroll around Schadau Park, and finally explore the activities along Thunersee.

Plan trip to Thun with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Thun is just a short distance from Spiez. In October in Thun, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Thun

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Take a break from the city and head to Aare River and Barenpark. Burgdorfer Altstadt and Mosesbrunnen will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bern with an excursion to Regionalmuseum Langnau in Langnau im Emmental--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip website.

Bern is very close to Thun. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Murten.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Murten, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Murten or Morat is a municipality in the See district of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.It is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat, also commonly called Lake Murten. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls, get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, examine the collection at Museum Murten, then don't miss a visit to Berntor – Tower of Bern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes du Mont-Vully. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Bern Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Nicolas, step off the mainland to explore St. Peter's Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Biel, then get outside with Twannbachschlucht, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la vigne au lac de Bienne.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Murten online trip itinerary builder.

Murten is just a short distance from Bern. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Murten

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Chateau de Grandson, stroll around Creux du Van, learn about winemaking at Domaine de Chambleau, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Neuchatel, then kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, and finally try your luck at Casino Neuchatel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, see the interesting displays at Maison de l'Absinthe, admire the sheer force of Gorges de l'Areuse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, and finally steep yourself in history at The Collegiale Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Neuchatel day trip planner.

Neuchatel is just a stone's throw from Murten. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Ursanne.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Saint-Ursanne, Switzerland

— 1 night
Saint-Ursanne is an old town and a former municipality of the district of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura, Switzerland which has preserved much of its medieval character. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Courfaivre, explore and take pictures at Grotte Sainte Colombe, examine the collection at CHEZ Camille Bloch, get outside with Etang de la Gruere, then steep yourself in history at Tour de Milandre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Porrentruy. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Delemont, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Marcel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle du Vorbourg, then contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, then steep yourself in history at Porte St-Pierre, and finally steep yourself in history at Cloitre de St-Ursanne.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Ursanne trip planner.

Getting from Neuchatel to Saint-Ursanne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Saint-Ursanne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Johann Wanner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art Basel, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Basel trip tool.

You can drive from Saint-Ursanne to Basel in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.