26 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

26 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Martigny
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Martigny
— 4 nights
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
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Airolo
— 2 nights
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Lugano
— 6 nights
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
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Flims
— 4 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Martigny

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Martigny side-trips: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Verbier), Les Bisses de Nendaz (in Nendaz) and Great St. Bernard Pass (in Bourg Saint Pierre). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, trek along Galeries Defago, explore the activities along Lac d'Emosson, and explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Martigny trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Martigny is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Martigny, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Martigny is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Martigny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt attractions planner.

You can drive from Martigny to Zermatt in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Airolo.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Airolo

Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, then get outside with Furka Pass, and then take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke, take a memorable drive along Oberalp Pass, then admire the striking features of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chiesa Di San Giovanni Battista, and finally cool off at Lago Ritom.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Airolo route website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Airolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Airolo

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Bellinzona (Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Castelgrande, &more) and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take some stellar pictures from Monte Bre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, and make a trip to Piazza G. Motta.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lugano sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Airolo to Lugano takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lugano are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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St. Moritz

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Venture out of the city with trips to National Park Centre (in Zernez) and Val Roseg (in Pontresina). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, get great views at Diavolezza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lugano in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 60°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Flims.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

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Flims

Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Get out of town with these interesting Flims side-trips: Spas (in Vals), Epic Lenzerheide (in Lenzerheide) and Splugen Pass (in Splugen). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, take in breathtaking views at Viamala, take a stroll through Old Town Chur, and admire the landmark architecture of Remigius Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Flims trip tool.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Flims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flims

Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

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.