60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
— 5 nights
2
Zurich
— 7 nights
3
Winterthur
— 5 nights
4
St. Gallen
— 6 nights
5
Lugano
— 6 nights
6
Lucerne
— 7 nights
7
Bern
— 7 nights
8
Biel
— 6 nights
9
Lausanne
— 6 nights
10
Geneva
— 4 nights

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel Minster and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Kloster Mariastein and Gempenturm will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Tour de Milandre (in Boncourt), Ruine Laufenburg (in Laufenburg) and Schloss Ebenrain (in Sissach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Etangs de Bonfol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom von Arlesheim, contemplate the long history of Wartenberg, and take an in-depth tour of Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Basel holiday site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March in Basel, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Muttenz, Arlesheim, Fondation Beyeler, Kloster Mariastein, Tour de Milandre
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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Schloss Ebenrain ©
Schloss Ebenrain
Kloster Mariastein ©
Kloster Mariastein

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Your inner history buff will appreciate Grossmunster and Fraumünster Church. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see hike.ch in Waedenswil, approximately Waedenswil away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Winterthur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

hike.ch, Naturstation Silberweide
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

5
nights
Winterthur

Winterthur ©
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery Fischingen and Villa Flora Winterthur. Popular historic sites such as Stein am Rhein and Schloss Laufen are in your itinerary. Explore Winterthur's surroundings by going to Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau), Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach) and Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindengut, take a stroll through Altstadt Schaffhausen, and examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Winterthur trip itinerary tool.

Winterthur is very close to Zurich. March in Winterthur sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Winterthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Greifvogelstation, Klingnauer Stausee, Weingut Hausammann
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Munot ©
Munot
Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

6
nights
St. Gallen

St. Gallen ©
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Landsgemeindeplatz and Bleicheli Stadtlounge. Get some historical perspective at St Mauritius Church and Castle Haldenstein. Explore St. Gallen's surroundings by going to Heiden (Witzweg, Henry Dunant Museum, &more), Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arosa Barenland, pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrkirche St Johannes, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Dottenwil.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read St. Gallen tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Winterthur to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Appenzell, Heiden, Romanshorn, Urnaesch, Landsgemeindeplatz
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

6
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monte San Giorgio and Santa Petronilla. Castello Di Mesocco and Castelgrande will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Alp Flix (in Sur), Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia) and Chiesa Prepositurale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (in Biasca). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, don't miss a visit to Convento di Santa Maria Assunta, and explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano tour planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Gallen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Morbio Inferiore, Morcote, Biasca, Locarno
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Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

7
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Hofkirche. Get a sense of the local culture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Museggmauer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Axalp (in Brienz), Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Schlosskirche, &more) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Roggenhausen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lugano to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Sattel Hochstuckli, Axalp, Titlis
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

7
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Museum of Natural History of Bern. The Cathedral of Bern and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Vallee du Gotteron (in Fribourg), Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre) and Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch, Skigebiet Betelberg, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gurten, view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and examine the collection at Museum of Communication.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip builder.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Biel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Einsiedelei St. Verena, Vallee du Gotteron, Burgdorfer Altstadt
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Burgdorfer Altstadt ©
Burgdorfer Altstadt

6
nights
Biel

Biel ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Delemont and St. Ursenkathedrale. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cloitre de St-Ursanne and Schloss Waldegg. Change things up with these side-trips from Biel: Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches (in Le Locle), Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Biel road trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Biel in an hour. April in Biel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Delemont, Undervelier, Murren, Saint-Ursanne, Schloss Waldegg
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Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Schloss Waldegg ©
Schloss Waldegg

6
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Cathedrale de Lausanne and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), identify plant and animal life at Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau d’Oron.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne online day trip planner.

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raron, Chateau de Chillon, Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Moleson Bob-luge, Chaplin's World
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Maison Tavel. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Eglise Russe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mont Saleve, Domaine Les Perrieres, House of Basketball
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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