18 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

18 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leukerbad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Davos
— 1 night
Drive
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Chur
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport

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Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Gornergrat, stop by Laderach, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip site.

Xiamen, China to Zermatt is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Xiamen to Zermatt, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Classes

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Leukerbad

Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
On the 1st (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Thermalquellen-Weg & Steg, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Leuk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale, step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Morand Distillery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Leukerbad route planning website.

Drive from Zermatt to Leukerbad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Side Trips

5
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Lugano

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Ascona (Collegio Pontificio Papio, Lungolago Di Ascona, &more) and Bellinzona (Castelgrande, Castelli di Bellinzona, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano road trip site.

Getting from Leukerbad to Lugano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Lugano are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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St. Moritz

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St. Moritz is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, get a taste of life in the country at Engadin River Ranch, see the interesting displays at Alpin Museum Pontresina, and explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lugano, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Moritz, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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Davos

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, then get outside with Jacobshorn, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at BierVision Monstein AG.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Davos fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Davos are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Chur.

Things to do in Davos

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Winter Sports

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Chur

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): savor the flavors at Wine Tours Switzerland, explore the world behind art at Forum Wurth Chur, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town Chur. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Bundner Kunstmuseum, explore the activities along Caumasee, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chur tour planner.

Traveling by car from Davos to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chur

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Scenic Drive
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.