60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland route planner

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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Montreux
— 5 nights
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Grindelwald
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Basel
— 9 nights
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Mendrisio
— 3 nights
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Chur
— 6 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 8 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Notre Dame Basilica. Get some cultural insight at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Nyon (Musee Romain, Chateau de Nyon, &more), Ile de la Harpe (in Rolle) and Musee Romand de la Machine Agricole (in Gingins). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the masterpieces at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, see the interesting displays at House of Basketball, and engage your brain at CERN.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geneva road trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Geneva is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Montreux

— 5 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Appreciate the collections at Chaplin's World and Fondation Opale. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Chillon and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice. Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne, Mosque of Lausanne, &more), Gruyeres (Tibet Museum, Gruyeres Castle, &more) and Anzere (in Anzere). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Romane de Rougemont, admire the striking features of Historical village of Saanen, explore the galleries of Musee des Ormonts, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Montreux journey planning app.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Zermatt

— 6 nights
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 Burgkirche Raron and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Art'Collections Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre), Lac des Autannes (in Grimentz) and Schloss Leuk (in Leuk). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Gornergrat, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, learn about all things military at Ecomuseum, and get a new perspective on nature at Musee du safran.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online day trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lotschentaler Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg), Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, trek along The Eiger, take in the views from Handeckfall Bridge, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Regionalmuseum Langnau and Klingendes Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Fribourg (Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre, Across the Screen, &more), Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg (in Granges-Paccot). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, see the interesting displays at Artilleriewerk Faulensee, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and get engrossed in the history at Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bern travel route builder site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:

Basel

— 9 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.
Popular historic sites such as Basel Minster and Tour de Milandre are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jean Tinguely Museum and Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Jura World of Coffee (in Niederbuchsiten), Psi Forum Visitor Centre (in Villigen) and Museum fur Musikautomaten (in Seewen). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Mariastein.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Basel journey planning app.

Getting from Bern to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 8:

Mendrisio

— 3 nights
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust and Museo d'arte Mendrisio. Your inner history buff will appreciate Monte San Giorgio and Cimitero Monumentale. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo del Trasparente, get a taste of the local shopping with Perseo SA, see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, and buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendrisio day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Basel to Mendrisio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Chur

— 6 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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum POST AB! and Bundner Kunstmuseum. Visit Old Town Chur and Castle Haldenstein for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Chur: Festungsmuseum Crestawald (in Sufers), Casa Storica (in Andeer) and Museum Sursilvan Cuort Ligia Grischa (in Trun). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Forum Wurth Chur, get outside with Trutg dil Flem, see the interesting displays at Alpkaserei Parpan, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Mesocco.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Chur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mendrisio to Chur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Chur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 17:

Appenzell

— 4 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Fort Heldsberg (in St. Margrethen), Badhutte Rorschach (in Rorschach) and Schloss Arbon (in Arbon). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, learn more about the world around you at Naturmuseum St.Gallen, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and take an in-depth tour of Historisches Und Volkerkundemuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell journey maker site.

Getting from Chur to Appenzell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Appenzell are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Zurich

— 8 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Landesmuseum and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Hohle Gasse (in Immensee), Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), Altstadt Luzern, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hare Krishna Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — Mar 1:

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.