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We present the best towns to see in Switzerland, in great detail as always, with text, photos, maps and videos to help you get the most out of a visit, or just enjoy the finest of armchair travel. In this menu we group the various destinations by geographic region.

Complete Guides to Switzerland

Each section is a complete guide about that place, and we also suggest an ideal sequence of towns to visit if you are looking to spend two or three weeks exploring Switzerland. This route will provide great pleasure with minimum effort. Or if you have less time and only plan to visit a few places, the rich details here will help you decide for yourself where to go, and show how to get the most out of your time your time.

Our preferred itinerary, based on many years of leading tours through the Alps is the following, with home base in the following cities:

Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt, Ticino, Bern, Basel and Zurich.

There will be many excursions and side-trips from these anchor cities, as described in great detail throught this section. Of course, rearrange the order any way you wish, or do it in reverse, but we find that starting in Lucerne provides the perfect first impression, because it is so lovely, with nearby majestic mountains, a big lake, and small towns to explore.

If you would like to follow the sequence of our suggested itinerary, start with Lucerne.