20 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

20 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Pontresina
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 8 nights
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Martigny
— 4 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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Pontresina

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Muottas Muragl, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then appreciate the views at Engadine. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Pontresina driving holiday planning site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Pontresina is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Karachi to Pontresina. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Karachi in June: high temperatures in Pontresina hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Pontresina

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lugano

— 8 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Bring the kids along to Lake Lugano and Falconeria Locarno. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Chocolat Stella (in Giubiasco), Verzasca Dam (in Gordola) and Bellinzona (Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Castelgrande, &more). Spend the 6th (Sun) soaking in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parco Ciani, make a trip to Swissminiatur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, and appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pontresina to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pontresina in June; daily highs in Lugano reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Family-friendly places like Gornergrat and The Matterhorn will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Stockalper Palace (in Brig) and Spas (in Leukerbad). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt itinerary app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Martigny.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martigny

— 4 nights
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Swiss Vapeur Parc and Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard. Venture out of the city with trips to Aquaparc (in Le Bouveret) and Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard (in Finhaut). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Scex, and explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Martigny road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Martigny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Martigny can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Martigny

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.