Check out this brief Switzerland travel guide and my blog posts at the bottom.
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Switzerland travel basics
What currency is used in Switzerland?
Switzerland uses the Swiss franc (Check out xe.com for the most up-to-date currency conversion–they have a mobile app too!)
What are Switzerland’s visa/passport requirements?
If you’re planning to spend less than 90 days in Switzerland/the Schengen area, you can get by using just your U.S. passport–no Visa required. (Except for all that cheese you’re planning on buying, ba-dum-tshh!)
However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you leave the Schengen area.
What language do they speak in Switzerland?
Depending on which part of Switzerland you’re in, you can count on hearing French, German, and Italian being spoken. Swiss is not a language.
Where to stay in Switzerland
When you decide where in Switzerland you want to visit, I recommend reading hotel reviews on Tripadvisor, then booking your room through Booking.com (my favorite booking site).
– Travel insurance. Unfortunately, things can and do go wrong when you travel. World Nomads offers coverage for more than 150 activities as well as emergency medical, lost luggage, trip cancellation and more.
My blog posts on Switzerland
Below you’ll find my posts that focus on Switzerland. (I’m updating many of my Switzerland posts at the moment so you may not see them here but they’re coming back soon!)