10 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

10 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 1 day
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive
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Davos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verbier
— 1 night
Train
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train to Zurich, Fly to Sydney

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Lugano

— 1 day

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage, have fun at Lido di Lugano, then stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and finally try to win big at Casino Lugano.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lugano is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Lugano, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Lugano reach 10°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos · Outdoors

St. Moritz

— 1 night
St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, and then admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz road trip planner.

Drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lugano, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in St. Moritz, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Davos

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Davos Klosters Ski Resort, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Jakobshorn. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Davos Skiing Resort, then admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos, and then revel in the low prices at Landquart Fashion Outlet.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Davos trip itinerary website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Davos, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Verbier.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Verbier

— 1 night
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. On the 29th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, get all the equipment you need at No1 Sports, then look for gifts at Ski Service, and finally stop by Vinabagnes.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Verbier trip planner.

Getting from Davos to Verbier by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then look for gifts at Laderach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Verbier to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Classes · Tours

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.