60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  14​h
1
Geneva
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Zurich
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 10 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Appenzell
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Sion
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Grindelwald
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

8
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.
Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Cathedrale de Lausanne will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Collection de l'Art Brut, & more), Expo Fondation Bolle (in Morges) and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get curious at CERN, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and see the interesting displays at House of Basketball.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Geneva is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in October: highs in Geneva hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Roman Columns, Expo Fondation Bolle, Franck Ollivier Golf Pro, House of Basketball
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

11
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Schachmuseum (in Kriens), Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Alte Apotheke, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

10
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some historical perspective at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Basel Minster. Visiting Alprundweg Leiterli and Adelboden will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen), Gruyeres (Museum HR Giger & Castle of Gruyeres) and Adelboden (Trottiland & Tschentenalp). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie, and examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bern vacation maker website .

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelboden, Thun, Gruyeres, Alprundweg Leiterli, Basel Minster
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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

9
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Hohbalmen. Mountaineers' Cemetery and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" will appeal to history buffs. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Stockalper Palace in Brig, approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning app .

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Stockalper Palace
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

5
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Shop till you drop at Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp and Landquart Fashion Outlet. Appreciate the collections at Kunstmuseum Appenzell and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Change things up with these side-trips from Appenzell: Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Spas (in Vals) and Heididorf (in Maienfeld). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and don't miss a visit to Landsgemeindeplatz.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. December in Appenzell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sion.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Henry Dunant Museum, Kathedrale St.Gallen, Museum POST AB!, Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp
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Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

8
nights
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Queen Studio Experience. Your inner history buff will appreciate Valere Basilica and Chateau de Tourbillon. Venture out of the city with trips to Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets), Aigle (Eglise du Cloitre, Aigle Castle, & more) and The Bex Salt Mines (in Bex). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, stop by Maison de l'Etivaz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Premier Alpine Centre SA, and get engrossed in the history at Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sion journey planner.

Getting from Appenzell to Sion by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Sion

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martigny, Aigle, Montreux, Saillon, Saviese
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

7
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and The Eiger Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen (Minigolf, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, & more), 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald route site .

Traveling by car from Sion to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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