57 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Basel
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Bern
— 7 nights
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Geneva
— 7 nights
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Montreux
— 6 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
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Lugano
— 6 nights
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Chur
— 6 nights
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Zurich
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Basel — 6 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.
Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Le Beridier (in Delemont), Traegerverein Cheisacherturm (in Laufenburg) and Fontaine du Mai (in Saint-Ursanne). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, get great views at Observation Tour Faux d’Enson, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum Tinguely.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Basel vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Basel is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Basel due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Basel to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Omega Museum (in Biel). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, steep yourself in history at Spitalgasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

Plan trip to Bern with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Basel to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bern are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geneva.
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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.
On the 26th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Geneva are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.
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Montreux — 6 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montreux: Piscine du Berceau (in Chateau-d'Oex), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (Collection de l'Art Brut, Place de la Palud, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, see the interesting displays at Fort De Chillon, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreux road trip tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 5 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Moiry Glacier (in Grimentz), postman8 - Philateliemuseum (in Stalden) and Burgkirche Raron (in Raron). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Titlis (in Engelberg). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 6 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Alp Flix (in Sur), Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello, Castelli di Bellinzona, &more) and Ascona (Lungolago Di Ascona & Piazza G. Motta). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Andrea, browse the different shops at Serfontana, and stroll through Monte Bre.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip site.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lugano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chur.
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch), Appenzell (Flauderei, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, &more) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's much more to do: hike along Witzweg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Leonhard Kapelle, hit the slopes at Arosa Lenzerheide, and stroll around Kurpark.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chur online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lugano to Chur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 10 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Bourbaki Panorama, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, and stroll around Lindenhof Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chur to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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