8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Lugano
— 2 nights
train:  6​h
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Le Bouveret
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Bring the kids along to Monte Tamaro and Swissminiatur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Castelgrande (in Bellinzona) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Lido Locarno). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore and learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano online vacation planner .

Newark, USA to Lugano is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lugano, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Locarno, Monte Tamaro, Swissminiatur, Tamborini Vini, Castelgrande
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 16th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Lugano to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Le Bouveret.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Le Bouveret

Le Bouveret ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc and then get in on the family fun at Aquaparc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then find something for the whole family at Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Le Bouveret holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Le Bouveret in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Le Bouveret

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Aquaparc ©
Aquaparc
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

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