60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Basel
— 8 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 8 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 7 nights
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Davos
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 13 nights
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Basel

— 8 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Seebad Eich and CityBeach Messe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basel Minster and Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux, Lac Vert d'Undervelier, &more), La Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier) and Musee Chappuis-Fahndrich (in Develier). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, admire the masterpieces at Antikenmuseum Basel, and wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

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Sydney, Australia to Basel is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Basel. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Basel at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 4 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Wengen (Minigolf, Molitor, &more), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and hike along The Eiger.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Basel to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Central Railroad Station. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel), Neuchatel (Museum d'histoire naturelle & Jeunes Rives) and Musee du Tram (in Boudry). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, look for all kinds of wild species at Rochers des Sommetres, and kick back and relax at Schwimmbad Merligen.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip planning site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bern, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bains des Paquis and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Nyon (Espace Opsomai Phalaina, Chateau de Nyon, &more), Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle) and l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, engage your brain at CERN, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and look for gifts at Saumon Fume des Acacias.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Gruyeres Castle and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Ski Service and Champery Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Tobogganing Park (in Leysin), Verbier (Bruson Ski Area & Karting Extreme Verbier) and Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana (in Grone). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, examine the collection at Chaplin's World, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, and get a dose of the wild on Maison de la Foret.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 7 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Intercontinental Church Society. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Trockener Steg. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Barrage de Moiry (in Anniviers), Burgkirche Raron (in Raron) and Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, Saas Fee Ski Resort, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Gornergrat, get outside with Lac des Autannes, take in the awesome beauty at Zauberwasser, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt vacation maker website.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Davos

— 4 nights
You'll explore and learn at Museum POST AB! and Das Gelbe Haus Flims. Popular historic sites such as Old Town Chur and St. Leonhard Kapelle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Davos: Lenzerheide (Parpaner Rothorn & Lenzerheide Ski Resort), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Flims (Trutg dil Flem & Alpen Arena). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Davos trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Davos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In April, daytime highs in Davos are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zurich

— 13 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee and Strandbad Arbon. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Jesuitenkirche. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Hohle Gasse (in Immensee), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, &more) and Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, and stroll through Mt Pilatus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning site.

Drive from Davos to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Davos in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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.