60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel route planner

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Zurich
— 11 nights
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Appenzell
— 5 nights
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Lugano
— 7 nights
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Bern
— 8 nights
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Zermatt
— 8 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 8 nights
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Zurich

— 11 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), Altstadt Luzern, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Piuskirche (in Meggen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and walk around Lindenhofplatz.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip site.

Atlanta, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Zurich. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in April, with highs in Zurich at 58°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 5 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Kirche St. Karl Borromaus (in Oberriet), Witzweg (in Heiden) and Water Trick Fountain (in Uzwil). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, get outside with Hoher Kasten, and get your bearings at Stiftsbibliothek.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell driving holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lugano

— 7 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona, Castello di Montebello, &more) and Biasca (Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo & Cascate di Santa Petronilla). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, walk around Parco Ciani, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano road trip website.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lugano takes 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Appenzell in April: high temperatures in Lugano hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Engelberg

— 5 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Engelberg: Lake Brienz (in Brienz), Lungernersee (in Lungern) and Handeckfall Bridge (in Guttannen). On the 27th (Tue), fill your day with family-friendly diversions at Muggestutz Zwergenweg. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, enjoy breathtaking views from Hammetschwand Lift, explore the activities along Gelmersee, and contemplate the long history of Ruetli.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Engelberg day trip planning website.

Drive from Lugano to Engelberg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lugano in April, things will get little chillier in Engelberg: highs are around 58°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bern

— 8 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen Village, &more), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, &more) and Thun (The Central Church Of Thun & Thunersee). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Bern online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 8 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Art'Collections Museum (in Crans-Montana), Riederalp (in Riederalp) and Ernen (Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach & Pfarrkirche Ernen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Montreux

— 7 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montreux: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Les Diablerets (Glacier 3000 & Domaine d'Isenau) and Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Geneva

— 8 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 these side-trips from Geneva: Parc Jura vaudois (in Saint-George), Prangins (Prangins Castle & Orchidarium) and Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.