33 days in Strasbourg, Switzerland & Dijon Itinerary

33 days in Strasbourg, Switzerland & Dijon Itinerary

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Strasbourg, France
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Basel, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
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Dijon, France
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eglise Saint-Paul and Palais du Rhin. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to La Neustadt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Berges de l'Ill.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip site.

Paris to Strasbourg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Basel, Switzerland — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, then get great views at Pfalz, then walk around Wenken Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Ermitage. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, snap pictures at Mittlere Brucke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Mariastein, then examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then see the interesting displays at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Wildnispark Zurich Langenberg, then walk around Park Seleger Moor, and then take in the views from Limmatsteg. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at Vinitaly GmbH, admire the natural beauty at Rosengarten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Winterthur Trail, then examine the collection at Kunst Museum Winterthur, and finally stroll around Wildpark Bruderhaus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Gallen.
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Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums
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St. Gallen, Switzerland — 2 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildpark Peter & Paul and Drei Weieren. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Laurenzen, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to University of St.Gallen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Gallen holiday maker app.

Getting from Zurich to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in St. Gallen, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Merian Garten and Bourbaki Panorama. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Bern (Matte & Zahringerbrunnen) and St. Ursenkathedrale (in Soleure). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum, and go for a walk through Muhlenplatz.

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Drive from St. Gallen to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 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.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthaus.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip planning tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Montreux, Switzerland — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Fork, make a trip to Charlie Chaplin's Grave, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, then take in the waterfront activity at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), then appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musée de Montreux.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 15th (Sat).
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Swiss Ski School Saas Fee and Clay Shoot Zermatt. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Allalinhorn in Saas-Almagell, approximately Saas-Almagell away. There's much more to do: tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, snap pictures at Furi Suspension Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, and look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reformierte Kirche Guarda, visit Schellenursli Village, examine the collection at Kaffee-Museum Caferama, then get to know the fascinating history of Segantini hut, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Cattolica di Santa Maria, and finally contemplate the long history of Leaning Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Katholische Kirche St. Karl Borromaus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, then admire the striking features of Chesa Futura, and finally explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. In April, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Parks
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Lugano, Switzerland — 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore hidden gems such as The Olive Grove Trail and Parco del Tassino. Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Borgo Antico (in Morcote), Locarno (Cimetta & Camellia Park) and Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, learn more about the world around you at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, walk around Parco San Grato, and delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in April, with highs in Lugano at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

On the 24th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, make a trip to The Nine Towers, then steep yourself in history at Musegg Wall, and finally snap pictures at Pont Spreuer. On your second day here, make a trip to Zytturm Clocktower, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lucerne, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee suisse de la machine a coudre et des objets insolites (Musee Wassmer), take an in-depth tour of Musee Romain Avenches, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, then steep yourself in history at Theatre romain, then take in the views from Pont du Milieu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalena Hermitage. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, examine the collection at Schweizerisches , then examine the collection at Klingendes Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Schutzenbrunnen.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Dijon.
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Dijon, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Hotel des Postes de Dijon and then take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art Sacre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Nicolas, admire the striking features of Hotel-de-Ville Meursault, then do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, and finally look for gifts at Vins Coudurier Jung.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dijon driving holiday planning site.

Take a train from Bern to Dijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.
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Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
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