15 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

15 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Martigny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive to Z├╝rich Airport, Fly to OR Tambo International Airport

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Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, classes, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, learn and have fun at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zermatt is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Zermatt is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Martigny.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Classes

Martigny

— 2 nights
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then take an in-depth tour of Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valere Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc, and then test the waters at Les Bains D'Ovronnaz.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Martigny road trip app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Martigny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Martigny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Martigny

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Baths

Side Trips

Lugano

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina), Locarno (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta & Falconeria Locarno) and Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, stroll through The Olive Grove Trail, and admire the natural beauty at Parco San Grato.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lugano online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Martigny to Lugano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 4 nights
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Change things up with these side-trips from St. Moritz: Viamala (in Zillis) and Chur (Old Town Chur & St. Stephan Church). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip tool.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, St. Moritz is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.