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Summer in Switzerland: Top things to do

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Summer is the ideal moment to discover this beautiful country! There are so many sublime holiday destinations and day trips to choose from. Whether you're looking for family friendly activities, outdoor fun or a leisurely weekend break, Switzerland has it all.  

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Summer is the time for hiking and swimming and there's no shortage of wild lakes, rivers, big and small throughout Switzerland. Check out our top picks below.

Spectacular Hiking Trails

These are our top picks, three spectacular long distance trails to suit reluctant hikers, as well as passionate ones.

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Basel Art & Culture: must see and do

Let's discover the best art and culture spots in Basel, current exhibitions and other things to do to experience the best of Basel this summer. 

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Dreamy Mendrisiotto: Ticino’s best-kept secret

When you think of Ticino, you instantly feel the Italian vibe and hear the palm trees rustling. Let's go beyond the surface - quite literally - and discover more about this fascinating region.

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Ride on a panoramic train

Get aboard Switzerland's most famous scenic train from Zermatt to St. Moritz. The iconic Glacier Express awaits.

All aboard the Glacier Express

How to have an amazing summer in Vaud

Whether you are intent of discovering the best wines in Switzerland, intrigued by the history and canton Vaud’s many exquisite castles, wish to cruise across the waters on a paddle boat or happy hiking, you will fall madly in love with everything you see in Vaud. 

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Best Lausanne summer spots

Find out the absolute best summer spots and activities in the gorgeous city of Lausanne. Tried and tested by our very own Bruce Anderson.

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Discover the real Switzerland at Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum

If you're looking for the true soul of Switzerland, this is where you'll find it. 

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Free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack

Order your free 'Discover Switzerland' Welcome Pack from Switzerland Tourism. It contains essential travel information so you can enjoy exploring the best of Switzerland

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Editor's picks

Here are some great tips from our archives and a few beautiful stories to inspire your summer travels:

Top 10 places to go swimming in Switzerland

The Hello Switzerland music festival guide

Discover the 12 wonders of Switzerland: the Swiss UNESCO heritage sites

Welcome to the Wilderness: an e-bike tour around the Swiss National Park

Walking through Switzerland on St. Jakob's Way

Exciting ways to spend the Swiss National Holiday

10 spots to swim with kids in Switzerland

Swiss hiking: the land of storybook bridges

Geneva walks & hikes

 

Need more inspiration?

Autumn is just around the corner, or maybe you'd like to be extra prepared and check out our tips for winter and spring. No one yould blame you for doing that in Switzerland - quite the contrary.

 

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