8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
+6
Bus + Train + Subway + Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  20 h
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Mendrisio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Ocean City

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip tool .

Ocean City, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

2
nights
Mendrisio

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, stroll around Parco Civico, then look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Giorgio.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mendrisio trip app .

Take a train from Zermatt to Mendrisio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lugano, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Cimitero Monumentale, Monte San Giorgio
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz sightseeing website .

Drive from Mendrisio to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

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