23 days in Canton of Valais Itinerary

23 days in Canton of Valais Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Verbier
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Verbier
— 4 nights
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Nendaz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brig
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 8 nights
Drive
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Crans-Montana
— 4 nights
Drive to Bern Belp Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Verbier

— 4 nights
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Pont de la Batiaz. Visiting Lac d'Emosson and Mountain Air will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verbier: L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard (in Bourg-Saint-Pierre), VerticAlp Emosson (in Finhaut) and Champex (Fort d'Artillerie de Champex & Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, get engrossed in the history at Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard, head outdoors with Vertic-Halle Saxon, and take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Trient.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Verbier trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Verbier is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nendaz.

Things to do in Verbier

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nendaz

— 3 nights
Nendaz is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryNendaz is first mentioned in 984 as Nenda. Step off the beaten path and head to Swiss Vapeur Parc and Lac de Tanay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne and Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Glarier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nendaz: Lac de Derborence (in Conthey), Lac Bleu (in Arolla) and Les Bains D'Ovronnaz (in Ovronnaz). There's still lots to do: trek along Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, get a dose of the wild on Maison de la Foret, look for all kinds of wild species at Domaines des Iles, and get outside with Les Bisses de Nendaz.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nendaz route planning website.

Traveling by car from Verbier to Nendaz takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Brig.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Brig

— 3 nights
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Discover out-of-the-way places like Furka Pass and Stockalper Palace. Attractions like Thermalquellen Brigerbad and Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Brig: Nufenen Pass (in Ulrichen), Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald) and Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Riederalp, admire the verdant scenery at Lotschental Valley, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brig trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nendaz to Brig takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brig can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 8 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from the city and head to The Matterhorn and Gorner Gorge. Attractions like Gornergrat and 5-Seenweg make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa), Saas Fee Ski Resort (in Saas-Fee) and Cabane de Moiry (in Grimentz). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, look for gifts at Laderach, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning website.

Drive from Brig to Zermatt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Crans-Montana.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crans-Montana

— 4 nights
Crans-Montana is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Attractions like Bisse du Ro and Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre and Thermalquellenweg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crans-Montana: Saint-Luc (Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud & Chemin des Planetes), Saas-Fee (Saastal Bergbahnen AG & Saaser Museum) and Lac de Geronde (in Sierre). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale, trek along Klettersteig Daubenhorn, get outside with Barrage de Moiry, and see the interesting displays at Le Musee Des Bisses.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Crans-Montana road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Crans-Montana takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crans-Montana

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Canton of Valais travel guide

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Lookouts · Mountains · Ski Areas
With a strong emphasis on Alpine sports atop 4,000 m (13,123 ft) tall mountains, Valais is home to well-known resort towns and quaint villages. The panoramic views here are dominated by the famous Matterhorn, standing at 4,478 m (14,692 ft). Idyllic hikes through the dense forest, snowshoe trekking along the Alpine landscape, and jovial après-ski gatherings are among the things to do. Catch a glimpse of bubbling mountain streams winding through the many trails on foot or mountain bike, and after your adventures, immerse yourself in a thermal bath with a glass of acclaimed local wine.