45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

45 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Spiez
— 2 nights
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Wengen
— 1 night
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
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Saas-Fee
— 2 nights
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Locarno
— 2 nights
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Appenzell
— 2 nights
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Zernez
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 3 nights
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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 3 nights
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Guttannen
— 1 night
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Meiringen
— 2 nights
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Hasliberg
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Rhine Falls, then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in April, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne tour planner.

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with a short trip to Ambra Minerals in Murten (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bern online attractions planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Interlaken

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Harderkulm, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip website.

Drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Spiez.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Spiez

— 2 nights
Spiez is a town and municipality on the shore of Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss canton of Bern. On the 11th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Schadau Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville de Thoune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelboden, then head outdoors with Spiezer Rundwanderweg, and then don't miss a visit to Panoramabrucke Sigriswil.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Spiez vacation maker tool.

Spiez is very close to Interlaken. In April, daily temperatures in Spiez can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wengen.

Things to do in Spiez

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Wengen

— 1 night
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Molitor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and then tee off at Minigolf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): head outdoors with Swimming Pool Waldbort and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wengen trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Spiez to Wengen. In April in Wengen, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the combination of to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and then examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then trek along The Eiger, and then hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip planner.

Grindelwald is very close to Wengen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen online holiday planner.

Lauterbrunnen is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saas-Fee

— 2 nights
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ski Zenit and then hit the slopes at Saas Fee Ski Resort. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test the waters at Thermalquellen Brigerbad, then pause for some serene contemplation at Baroque Church, and then fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saas-Fee trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Saas-Fee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Locarno

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saas-Fee to Locarno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and tram. April in Locarno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): walk around Parco Ciani, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then soak in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, make a trip to Swissminiatur, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano holiday planning website.

You can drive from Locarno to Lugano in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Appenzell

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and then look for gifts at Appenzeller Schaukaeserei. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, admire the striking features of Stiftsbibliothek, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brauerei Locher AG.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Appenzell driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Appenzell in 3 hours. In April, Appenzell is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zernez.

Things to do in Appenzell

Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Zernez

— 2 nights
Zernez is a village and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swiss National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Saint John Mustair, then see where the ancients bathed at Bogn Engiadina Scuol, and then take a stroll through Schellenursli Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zernez trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zernez takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Appenzell in April, things will get a bit cooler in Zernez: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zernez

Parks · Nature · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and then get great views at Diavolezza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz).

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Traveling by car from Zernez to St. Moritz takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, get great views at Gornergrat, and then stop by Laderach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt journey planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Classes

Montreux

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, and take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Geneva

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then stroll around Jardin Anglais, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

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You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Basel

— 3 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.
Basel is known for museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthauskirche, and make a trip to Rathaus.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Drive from Geneva to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guttannen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Guttannen

— 1 night
Guttannen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.Origin of the nameGuttannen is the name of a meadow, which became the name of the municipality. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the views from Trift Bridge, then make a trip to Rhone Glacier, and then snap pictures at Handeckfall Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Guttannen trip builder.

Traveling by car from Basel to Guttannen takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Guttannen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Meiringen.

Meiringen

— 2 nights
Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 12th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Michel, explore the stunning scenery at Alpbachschlucht, and then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, and then delve into the distant past at Restiturm.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Meiringen travel route planner.

Meiringen is just a short distance from Guttannen. In May, daytime highs in Meiringen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hasliberg.

Things to do in Meiringen

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hasliberg

— 1 night
Hasliberg is a Swiss municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern. On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Viewing Point Schoenbuehel, then explore the activities along Lungernersee, and then hit the slopes at Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg.

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Hasliberg is very close to Meiringen. In May in Hasliberg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hasliberg

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Canton of Ticino travel guide

4.1
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Experience Switzerland's Mediterranean side with a visit to Ticino, where Italian flair dominates. Palm trees, beaches, piazzas, and old churches fill this Italian-speaking canton. Mirroring blue lakes reflect the majestic Alps not far off. Enjoy "la dolce vita" with an espresso among the sub-tropical gardens, romantic landscapes, and historical architecture. Rich indigo flowers dot Alpine pastures and wooded hills rising around the shores of Ticino's lakes, while delicate white camellia line lakeshore promenades. The furthest southern state, Ticino boasts a much milder climate that the rest of the country and offers plenty of sunshine.