5 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

5 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt day trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Zermatt is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Tours Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, thentake some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, and finally stroll around Parco Civico.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lugano journey planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lugano takes 6 hours. In December in Lugano, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Fox Town Factory Stores
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Fox Town Factory Stores ©
Fox Town Factory Stores

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