30 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

30 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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30 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  26 h
1
Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Andermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Zermatt
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Martigny
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Flims
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
St. Moritz
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Davos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Locarno (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Lido Locarno, &more), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Lugano is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Traveling from Melbourne to Lugano, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Lugano at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Locarno, Bellinzona, Morcote, Lungolago Di Ascona, Fox Town Factory Stores
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

3
nights
Andermatt

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Venture out of the city with trips to Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald), Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch) and Quinto (Lago Ritom & Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Furka Pass, take in the history at Teufelsbrucke, admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arnisee.

You can plan Andermatt trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Lugano to Andermatt by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Andermatt

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Airolo, Quinto, Lake Arnisee, Furka Pass, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
St Gotthard Pass ©
St Gotthard Pass
Teufelsbrucke ©
Teufelsbrucke

6
nights
Zermatt

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 winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andermatt to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Martigny.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
nights
Martigny

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: Le Bouveret (Swiss Vapeur Parc & Aquaparc), The Mont-Fort (in Nendaz) and Grande Dixence (in Heremence). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, head outdoors with Great St. Bernard Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valere Basilica, and explore the activities along Lac d'Emosson.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Martigny trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Martigny in 2.5 hours. September in Martigny sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flims.

Things to do in Martigny

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Le Bouveret, Sion, The Mont-Fort, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Grande Dixence ©
Grande Dixence

3
nights
Flims

Flims ©
Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flims: Zauberwald (in Lenzerheide), Eichhornchenweg (in Arosa) and Spas (in Vals). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Caumasee, take a stroll through Heidi's Village, get great views at Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn, and learn about all things military at Festungsmuseum Crestawald.

For where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Flims planner.

Drive from Martigny to Flims in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Flims

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Bernardino Pass, Eichhornchenweg, Zauberwald, Festungsmuseum Crestawald, Heidi's Village
Highlights from your plan
San Bernardino Pass ©
San Bernardino Pass
Caumasee ©
Caumasee
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

4
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to Lago di Poschiavo (in Le Prese) and Val Roseg (in Pontresina). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, get great views at Diavolezza, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muottas Muragl.

To find out how to plan a trip to St. Moritz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Flims to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Poschiavo, Pontresina
Highlights from your plan
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass

3
nights
Davos

Davos ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get outside with Jacobshorn, fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Landwasser Viaduct, look for all kinds of wild species at Rinerhorn, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Davos day trip tool .

Drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Landwasser Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Lake Davos ©
Lake Davos
Parasailing & Paragliding
Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp ©
Botanical Garden Alpinum Schatzalp

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