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
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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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
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Neustadt and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Paul, explore the activities along Les Berges de l'Ill, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Rhin.

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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 April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Basel.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, take some stellar pictures from Pfalz, then stroll around Wenken Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Ermitage. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pharmaziemuseum Universitat Basel, snap pictures at Mittlere Brucke, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Mariastein, see the interesting displays at Pantheon Basel, then examine the collection at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

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Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Basel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): meet the residents at Wildnispark Zurich Langenberg, then walk around Park Seleger Moor, and then snap pictures at Limmatsteg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Vinitaly GmbH, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, then trek along Winterthur Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Kunst Museum Winterthur, and finally stroll around Wildpark Bruderhaus.

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Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen, Switzerland — 2 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Mauritius Church and Brauerei Locher AG. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildpark Peter & Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, get to know the resident critters at Walter Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Appenzell.

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Getting from Zurich to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Merian Garten and Rathaus Stadt Luzern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: St. Ursenkathedrale (in Soleure) and Bern (Matte & Zahringerbrunnen). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Muhlenplatz, see the interesting displays at Bourbaki Panorama, and pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

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Getting from St. Gallen to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, then Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and finally identify plant and animal life at Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, then look for all kinds of wild species at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, then tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kunsthaus.

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Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Interlaken sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montreux.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Fork, don't miss a visit to Charlie Chaplin's Grave, admire the natural beauty at Alpine Garden La Rambertia, take a tour by water with Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally contemplate the long history of Musée de Montreux.

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Drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Zermatt.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and Clay Shoot Zermatt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Swiss Ski School Saas Fee (in Saas-Fee) and Allalinhorn (in Saas-Almagell). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Trockener Steg, take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and get great views at Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

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Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

St.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the striking features of Reformierte Kirche Guarda, take a stroll through Schellenursli Village, examine the collection at Kaffee-Museum Caferama, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Segantini hut, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Cattolica di Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katholische Kirche St. Karl Borromaus, explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the pleasant sights at Schellen Ursli Path, then admire the landmark architecture of Chesa Futura, and finally explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

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Drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lugano.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parco San Grato and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso. Venture out of the city with trips to Borgo Antico (in Morcote), Locarno (Cimetta & Camellia Park) and Piazza G. Motta (in Ascona). And it doesn't end there: trek along The Olive Grove Trail, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale, and don't miss a visit to Scala Monumentale.

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Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in April; daily highs in Lugano reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

On the 30th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, get advice or help at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, make a trip to The Nine Towers, then steep yourself in history at Musegg Wall, and finally take in the views from Pont Spreuer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Zytturm Clocktower, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil.

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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 little chillier in Lucerne, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Musee suisse de la machine a coudre et des objets insolites (Musee Wassmer), get engrossed in the history at Musee Romain Avenches, explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheatre, delve into the distant past at Theatre romain, then take in the views from Pont du Milieu, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, steep yourself in history at Simsonbrunnen, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, then see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , then see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and finally admire the local landmark of Schutzenbrunnen.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) 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.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Hotel des Postes de Dijon and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Art Sacre. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nicolas, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel-de-Ville Meursault, then do a tasting at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, and finally look for gifts at Vins Coudurier Jung.

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You can take a train from Bern to Dijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Dijon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train 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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