60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner

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Basel
— 5 nights
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Winterthur
— 5 nights
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St. Gallen
— 6 nights
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Lugano
— 6 nights
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Lucerne
— 7 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Biel
— 6 nights
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Lausanne
— 6 nights
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Geneva
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Basel

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel Minster and Basel's Old Town. Tour de Milandre and Wartenberg will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach), Ruine Laufenburg (in Laufenburg) and Kloster Mariastein (in Metzerlen-Mariastein). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Etangs de Bonfol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim, take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, and don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Zurich

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grossmunster and Friedhof Fluntern. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see hike.ch in Waedenswil, approximately Waedenswil away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Winterthur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Winterthur

— 5 nights
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery Fischingen and Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger. Popular historic sites such as Stein am Rhein and Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen are in your itinerary. Explore Winterthur's surroundings by going to Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen), Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, learn about winemaking at Weingut Hausammann, stop by Altstadt Schaffhausen, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindengut.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Winterthur trip itinerary tool.

Winterthur is very close to Zurich. March in Winterthur sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Winterthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Gallen

— 6 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church. Get some historical perspective at Bleicheli Stadtlounge and Schloss Dottenwil. Explore St. Gallen's surroundings by going to Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht (in Versam), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Heiden (Witzweg, Henry Dunant Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arosa Barenland, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St Johannes, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Haldenstein.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read St. Gallen tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Winterthur to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Lugano

— 6 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monte San Giorgio and Castelgrande. Castello Di Mesocco and Chiesa di San Michele will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia), Alp Flix (in Sur) and Bellinzona (Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Castelli di Bellinzona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take a stroll through Cascate di Santa Petronilla, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Intragna, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lugano online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Gallen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne

— 7 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Markuskirche. Get a sense of the local culture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Jesuitenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Axalp (in Brienz), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Schlosskirche, &more). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, stroll through Titlis, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne route builder tool.

Drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern

— 7 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and The Cathedral of Bern. Burgdorfer Altstadt and French Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre), Vallee du Gotteron (in Fribourg) and Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch, Skigebiet Betelberg, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Gurten, examine the collection at Schweizerisches , take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Biel

— 6 nights
Popular historic sites such as Hotel de Ville and Schloss Waldegg are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise de Courfaivre and Eglise St-Marcel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biel: Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches (in Le Locle), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel).

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Biel online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Biel by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne

— 6 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Visit Cathedrale de Lausanne and Gruyeres Castle for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue), Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry) and Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont-Fort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lausanne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Biel to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Geneva

— 4 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.
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Maison Tavel and Notre Dame Basilica. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and learn more about the world around you at MEG Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip builder.

You can drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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 · 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.