60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Train + Fly:  4 h
1
Basel
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Zurich
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Winterthur
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
4
St. Gallen
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Lugano
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Lucerne
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Bern
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Biel
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Lausanne
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

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 Schloss Ebenrain. Wartenberg and Kloster Mariastein will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Ruine Laufenburg (in Laufenburg), Tour de Milandre (in Boncourt) and Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim, examine the collection at BakeliteMuseumArlesheim, steep yourself in history at Wehrkirche St. Arbogast, and explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Basel sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Muttenz, Arlesheim, Kloster Mariastein, Ruine Laufenburg, Fondation Beyeler
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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 Fraumünster Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grossmunster and Friedhof Fluntern. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see hike.ch in Waedenswil, approximately Waedenswil away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich route maker.

Drive from Basel to Zurich in 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) to allow enough time to drive to Winterthur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naturstation Silberweide, hike.ch
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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 Stein am Rhein. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Laufen and Altstadt Schaffhausen are in your itinerary. Explore Winterthur's surroundings by going to Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen), Klingnauer Stausee (in Klingnau) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, examine the collection at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, step into the grandiose world of Munot, and browse the exhibits of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Winterthur online trip planner.

Winterthur is just a stone's throw from Zurich. In March in Winterthur, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Winterthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Schloss Laufen, Basilica of St. Ulrich, Klingnauer Stausee
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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 Kunstmuseum Appenzell. Get some historical perspective at Castle Haldenstein and Schloss Dottenwil. Explore St. Gallen's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Trans Ruinaulta (in Ilanz) and Heiden (Witzweg, Henry Dunant Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kronberg, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eggen-Hohenweg.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Winterthur to St. Gallen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in St. Gallen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 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, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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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 Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello. Chiesa di San Michele and Campanile di Intragna will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Alp Flix (in Sur), Castello Di Mesocco (in Mesocco) and Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, don't miss a visit to Convento di Santa Maria Assunta, delve into the lush surroundings at Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, and stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St. Gallen to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Biasca, Morbio Inferiore, Locarno, Morcote
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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 Franziskanerkirche and Markuskirche. Get a sense of the local culture at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Schachmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Axalp (in Brienz), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Interlaken (Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, Schlosskirche, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Titlis, Axalp, Wildpark Roggenhausen
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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 Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Wege zu Klee and Nydegg Church (Nydeggkirche) 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). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gurten, examine the collection at Museum of Communication, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, and pause for some serene contemplation at French Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip tool.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Biel.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Verenaschlucht, Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Burgdorfer Altstadt, Vallee du Gotteron
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

6
nights
Biel

Biel ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Waldegg and Pasquart. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Delemont and Eglise de Courfaivre. 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).

Plan my day in Biel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bern to Biel by car takes about an hour. In April, daytime highs in Biel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Delemont, Undervelier, Saint-Ursanne, Murren, Eglise de Courfaivre
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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 Romane de Rougemont will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Gorges de l'Areuse (in Boudry), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Moleson Bob-luge (in Moleson). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana, and examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne journey maker app.

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raron, Chaplin's World, Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana, Gorges de l'Areuse, Eglise Romane de Rougemont
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Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

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 Notre Dame Basilica. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and CERN are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Geneva are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. 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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