6 days in Locarno & Zermatt Itinerary

6 days in Locarno & Zermatt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Locarno
1
Locarno
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Locarno

2
nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Locarno: Lugano (Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, Lake Lugano, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, make a trip to Piazza Grande, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno route planner.

Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lugano, Lungolago Di Ascona, Castello Bernese, Gelmersee, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zermatt journey maker website.

Getting from Locarno to Zermatt by train takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat