16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Davos
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Davos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verbier
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Davos

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort, then stroll through Parsenn Skigebiet, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rinerhorn and then stroll through Lenzerheide Ski Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Davos day trip planning tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Davos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Davos is minus 3 hours. In March, Davos is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Pontresina.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Pontresina

— 3 nights
Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Take a break from the city and head to Piz Corvatsch and Piz Nair. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Val Fex and Engadine. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Diavolezza, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pontresina online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Davos to Pontresina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Pontresina can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Arosa.

Things to do in Pontresina

Parks · Nature · Spas · Trails

Side Trips

Arosa

— 2 nights
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On the 4th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Arosa Ski Resort, then delve into the lush surroundings at Eichhornliweg, and then soothe aching muscles at Tschuggen Bergoase. On the next day, take a stroll through Old Town Chur and then identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Arosa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pontresina to Arosa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Arosa, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Verbier.

Things to do in Arosa

Parks · Spas · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Verbier

— 2 nights
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, fly down the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area, and then look for gifts at Ski Service. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at Les Bains de Lavey.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verbier trip planner.

Getting from Arosa to Verbier by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Spas · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Aletsch Glacier and Aletsch Arena. Step out of the city life by going to Ski Zenit and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip website.

Traveling by train from Verbier to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.