60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h
1
Basel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zurich
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Winterthur
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
4
St. Gallen
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Lugano
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lucerne
— 7 nights
train:  1​h
7
Bern
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Biel
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Lausanne
— 6 nights
train:  45​min
10
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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.
Visit Basel Minster and Wartenberg for their historical value. Kloster Mariastein and Ermitage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Tour de Milandre (in Boncourt), Ruine Laufenburg (in Laufenburg) and Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs de Bonfol, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel sightseeing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Basel is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muttenz, Arlesheim, Fondation Beyeler, Tour de Milandre, Gempenturm
Highlights from your plan
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Schloss Ebenrain ©
Schloss Ebenrain
Kloster Mariastein ©
Kloster Mariastein

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Friedhof Sihlfeld for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fraumünster Church and Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Step out of Zurich to go to Waedenswil and see hike.ch, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

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

Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Winterthur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

hike.ch, Naturstation Silberweide
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
nights
Winterthur

Winterthur ©
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Monastery Fischingen and Altstadt Schaffhausen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Munot and Schloss Laufen for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winterthur: Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau), Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Greifvogelstation, view the masterpieces at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Winterthur trip builder site .

Winterthur is just a stone's throw from Zurich. In March in Winterthur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Winterthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Klingnauer Stausee, Rhine Falls, Schloss Laufen
Highlights from your plan
Munot ©
Munot
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

6
nights
St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kunstmuseum Appenzell and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Heiden (Witzweg, Henry Dunant Museum, & more) and Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, identify plant and animal life at Arosa Barenland, explore the historical opulence of Castle Haldenstein, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bleicheli Stadtlounge.

To plan St. Gallen vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Winterthur to St. Gallen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Appenzell, Heiden, Romanshorn, Urnaesch, Arosa Barenland
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

6
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Monte San Giorgio and Chiesa di San Michele. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone and Castelgrande. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia), Castello Di Mesocco (in Mesocco) and Alp Flix (in Sur). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, take a peaceful walk through Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento di Santa Maria Assunta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicolao.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lugano sightseeing planner .

Getting from St. Gallen to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Gallen in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Locarno, Morcote, Morbio Inferiore, Biasca
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

7
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Visit Jesuitenkirche and Franziskanerkirche for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Kleine Scheidegg. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Schlosskirche, & more), Axalp (in Brienz) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Sattel Hochstuckli, Titlis, Heiternplatz
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

7
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Kindermuseum Creaviva. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cathedral of Bern and French Church. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch, Skigebiet Betelberg, & more), Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre) and Vallee du Gotteron (in Fribourg). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Verenaschlucht, examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, take a stroll through Matte, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wege zu Klee.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip site .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April in Bern, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, Verenaschlucht, Vallee du Gotteron, Burgdorfer Altstadt
Highlights from your plan
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

6
nights
Biel

Biel ©
Biel/Bienne is a town and a municipality in the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.Biel/Bienne is on the language boundary between the French-speaking and German-speaking parts of Switzerland, and is throughout bilingual. Do some cultural sightseeing at Schloss Waldegg and Chateau de Delemont. Collegiale and Cloitre de St-Ursanne will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biel: Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches (in Le Locle), Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, explore the activities along La Combe Tabeillon, make a trip to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, and hike along Blumental Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Biel attractions planner.

Drive from Bern to Biel in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Biel can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Delemont, Undervelier, Murren, Saint-Ursanne, Altreu Storchendorf
Highlights from your plan
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
Schloss Waldegg ©
Schloss Waldegg
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

6
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Gruyeres and Chaplin's World. Explore Lausanne's surroundings by going to Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue), Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry) and Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont-Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and walk around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lausanne travel route planner .

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raron, Mont-Fort, Chevalley Vineyards, Moleson Bob-luge, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

4
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 some cultural insight at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and CERN. Maison Tavel and Notre Dame Basilica will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, do a tasting at Domaine Les Perrieres, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva online trip maker .

Take a train from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Domaine Les Perrieres, House of Basketball
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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