60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

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Zurich
— 12 nights
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Chur
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Montreux
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Basel
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Zurich

— 12 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprunglifor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Michaelskreuz Kapelle (in Root), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Kuessnacht am Rigi (Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee & Seilpark Rigi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Zurich reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 9:

Chur

— 7 nights
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Escape the urban bustle at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Lenzerheide Ski Resort. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum POST AB! and Forum Wurth Chur. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht (in Versam), KlangWelt Toggenburg (in Alt St. Johann) and Alp Flix (in Sur). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur, see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, head outdoors with Lake Sils, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Arbon.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Chur tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Zurich to Chur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Saas-Fee (Swiss Ski School Saas Fee & Saas Fee Ski Resort), Zauberwasser (in Graechen) and Lac des Autannes (in Grimentz). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, get outside with The Mont-Fort, and take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt route planner.

You can drive from Chur to Zermatt in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 22:

Montreux

— 7 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Head to Ski Service and Fondation de l'Hermitagefor some retail therapy. Visiting Premier Alpine Centre SA and Bruson Ski Area will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue), Massages-Deforel. Ch (in Echarlens) and Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux travel planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 29:

Geneva

— 7 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.
Let the collections at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and CERN capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Bains des Paquis and Lake Geneva. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chateau de Coppet (in Commugny), Nyon (Chateau de Nyon, Musee Romain, &more) and Musee Romand de la Machine Agricole (in Gingins). There's much more to do: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and examine the collection at House of Basketball.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 5:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg and Artilleriewerk Faulensee. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Central Railroad Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Fribourg (Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre & Across the Screen), Neuchatel (Jeunes Rives & Galerie C) and Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive). And it doesn't end there: visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, examine the collection at Gotthelf Zentrum Emmental Lutzelfluh, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 12:

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 Grindelwald Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Wengen (Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway & Central Sport), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Lukmanier Pass (in Disentis). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

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.
Get some historical perspective at Basel Minster and Augusta Raurica. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Basel and Johann Wanner. Venture out of the city with trips to Tropenhaus Wolhusen (in Wolhusen), Jura World of Coffee (in Niederbuchsiten) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, steep yourself in history at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, visit Basel's Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Basel road trip app.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Basel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 24:

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.