8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Verbier
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Verbier
— 1 day
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
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Rivera
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Windhoek

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Verbier

— 1 day
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, stop by Ski Service, and then look for gifts at Vinabagnes.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Verbier vacation planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Verbier is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Zermatt

— 2 nights
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 18th (Tue): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, stroll through Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), fly down the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then stop by Metzgerei Bayard.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Verbier to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rivera.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Rivera

— 2 nights
Head to Fox Town Factory Stores and Inperfetta Vintagefor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Splash & Spa Tamaro and Monte Tamaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rivera: Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello (in Tremona) and Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore).

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rivera driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Rivera takes 5.5 hours. December in Rivera sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rivera

Spas · Theme Parks · Baths · Parks

Side Trips

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
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.