8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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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.
Visiting The Matterhorn and Riffelsee will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: cruise along Gornergrat, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip site.

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 difference when traveling from Ocean City to Zermatt is 6 hours. 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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, take some stellar pictures from 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. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, walk around Parco Civico, stop by Inperfetta Vintage, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendrisio online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Mendrisio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lugano, Cimitero Monumentale, Monte San Giorgio, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mendrisio to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

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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