57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Basel
— 6 nights
2
Lucerne
— 9 nights
3
Winterthur
— 5 nights
4
Glarus
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt
— 6 nights
6
Sion
— 5 nights
7
Gruyeres
— 3 nights
8
Lenk im Simmental
— 4 nights
9
Grindelwald
— 5 nights
10
Biel
— 5 nights
11
Geneva
— 6 nights

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basel Minster and Basel's Old Town. Visit Augusta Raurica and Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach), Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol) and Schloss Lenzburg (in Lenzburg). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche, explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and make a trip to Rathaus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Basel online vacation builder.

Paris, France to Basel is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. September in Basel sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muttenz, Arlesheim, Riehen, Gempenturm, Inseli
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:
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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

9
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Let the collections at The Rosengart Collection and Landesmuseum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen), Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, ARTBOX.GALLERY, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll through Pilatus Luzern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Winterthur.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zurich, Interlaken, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Heiternplatz, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 16:
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

5
nights
Winterthur

Winterthur ©
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Landsgemeindeplatz and Stein am Rhein will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Swiss Science Center Technorama and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winterthur: Kathedrale St.Gallen (in St. Gallen), Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch) and Appenzell (Museum Appenzell, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, examine the collection at Ebianum Baggermuseum & Events, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Winterthur visit planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Winterthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glarus.

Things to do in Winterthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Appenzell, Urnaesch, Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen, Rhine Falls, Stein am Rhein
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell

2
nights
Glarus

Glarus ©
The Canton of Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Trans Ruinaulta, look for all kinds of wild species at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, thenexamine the collection at Museum POST AB!, and finally identify plant and animal life at Heidiland. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, thenget outside with Seealpsee, thensee the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt Toggenburg, and finally grab a seat and go on Stoos Funicular.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glarus road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winterthur to Glarus takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glarus are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Glarus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trans Ruinaulta, Heidiland, Museum POST AB!, Stoos Funicular, Seealpsee
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Erlebniswelt Toggenburg ©
Erlebniswelt Toggenburg
Trans Ruinaulta ©
Trans Ruinaulta

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie" and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Ecomuseum (in Simplon) and Fort Gondo (in Gondo). There's still lots to do: cruise along Gornergrat, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Glarus to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can take a train to Sion.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ecomuseum, Fort Gondo, Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Fort Gondo ©
Fort Gondo

5
nights
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison du diable - Fondation Fellini and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and House of Supersaxo (Maison Supersaxo). Change things up with these side-trips from Sion: Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve), Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle) and Charlie Chaplin Statue (in Vevey). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie), identify plant and animal life at Domaines des Iles, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Arnaud.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sion sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Sion in 2 hours. September in Sion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Sion

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Raron, Saint-Luc, Lens, Martigny, Le Musee Des Bisses
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne ©
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne

3
nights
Gruyeres

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Get some cultural insight at Gruyeres Castle and Tibet Museum. You'll explore and learn at HR Giger Museum and Musee Romain Avenches. Explore Gruyeres' surroundings by going to Fribourg (Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, &more), Chateau-d'Oex (Museum of Artisan and Folklore (Musee Artisanal du Vieux Pays d'Enhaut) & Espace Ballon) and Magdalena Hermitage (in Granges-Paccot). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Les Gorges De La Jogne, identify plant and animal life at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, take an in-depth tour of Musee Romain de Vallon, and trek along Vallee du Gotteron.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gruyeres trip app.

You can drive from Sion to Gruyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Gruyeres, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fribourg, Avenches, Chateau-d'Oex, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, Musee Romain de Vallon
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

4
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Oberhofen Castle and Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente. Appreciate the collections at Lotschentaler Museum and Art'Collections Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Abegg-Stiftung (in Riggisberg), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Murren (Allmendhubel & Via Ferrata). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trottiland, take in the dramatic scenery at Iffigfall, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental vacation planner.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Oberhofen am Thunersee, Adelboden, Murren, Thun, Abegg-Stiftung
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Via Ferrata ©
Via Ferrata
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen ©
Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen

5
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Murren (007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Blumental Panorama Trail, &more) and Brienz (Axalp & Giessbachfälle). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, get great views at Jungfraujoch, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, and trek along The Eiger.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip builder site.

Drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Biel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Brienz, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Grindelwald Museum ©
Grindelwald Museum

5
nights
Biel

Biel ©
Appreciate the collections at Pasquart and Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches. Get some cultural insight at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh and Ambra Minerals. Get out of town with these interesting Biel side-trips: La Chaux-de-Fonds (International Museum of Watches & Musee Paysan et Artisanal), Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry) and Etang de Lucelle (in Lucelle).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Biel vacation maker.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Biel in 1.5 hours. In October in Biel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Biel

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Le Locle, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Undervelier, La Combe Tabeillon, Fondation Pour le Cheval
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Watch Museum of Le Locle ©
Watch Museum of Le Locle

6
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 a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. You'll explore and learn at CERN and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Lausanne (La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat & Cathedrale de Lausanne), Audrey Hepburn's Grave (in Morges) and Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), get a taste of the local shopping with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Biel to Geneva in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, House of Basketball, l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, Espace Horloger - Vallee de Joux, Mont Saleve
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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