60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner
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Zurich
— 9 nights
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Appenzell
— 4 nights
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Engelberg
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald
— 7 nights
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Zermatt
— 8 nights
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Montreux
— 8 nights
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Geneva
— 8 nights
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Bern
— 9 nights
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Zurich — 9 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Room Escape Games, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, take a stroll through Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in November, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Appenzell.
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Appenzell — 4 nights

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. When in Appenzell, make a side trip to see Kirchturm Heiden in Heiden, approximately Heiden away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, stroll through Lillyweg, don't miss a visit to Aescher – Gasthaus am Berg, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell online travel route planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Appenzell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg — 5 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Engelberg: Andermatt (Oberalp Pass & Teufelsbrucke), Airolo (Sasso San Gottardo & St Gotthard Pass) and Rheinquelle - Tomasee (in Tschamut). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg, and make a trip to Flueli-Ranft.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Appenzell to Engelberg in 2.5 hours. In November in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 7 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Wengen (Molitor & Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald planning site.

You can drive from Engelberg to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 8 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald), Ernen (Pfarrkirche Ernen & Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach) and Zauberwasser (in Graechen). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, take in the views from Furi Suspension Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux — 8 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: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Le Port d'Ouchy, &more), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, get a dose of the wild on Steed Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux road trip planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva — 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Rolle (Ile de la Harpe & Brasserie Artisanale FMR), Tristan Carbonatto Chocolatier (in Perroy) and Orchidarium (in Prangins). On the 16th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geneva online travel planner.

Getting from Montreux to Geneva by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bern.
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Bern — 9 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, cruise along Furka Pass, explore the activities along Thunersee, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bern journey planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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