8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Train:  13 h 45 min
1
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Sion
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Sils im Engadin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Filisur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sasso Corbaro. Keep things going the next day: hike along Olive Trail, then stroll around Parco Sul Fiume Cassarate Al Piano Stampa, then cruise along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, and finally wander the streets of Santa Petronilla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lugano trip maker website .

Atlanta, USA to Lugano is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Lugano is 6 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in April, expect Lugano to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sion.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Castle of Sasso Corbaro, Santa Petronilla, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro

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night
Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Les Bisses de Nendaz, step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica, and then stroll through Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sion travel planner .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Sion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Sion, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Sion

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, Les Bisses de Nendaz
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Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf ©
Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Les Bisses de Nendaz ©
Les Bisses de Nendaz

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 5th (Sun): stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then step into the grandiose world of Stockalper Palace, and finally fly down the slopes at Riederalp. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trockener Steg, then get outside with Gornergrat, and then play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Sion to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sils im Engadin.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Riederalp, Stockalper Palace
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riederalp ©
Riederalp
Parasailing & Paragliding

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night
Sils im Engadin

Sils im Engadin ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana, and then take a peaceful walk through Val Fex.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sils im Engadin trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Sils im Engadin with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Filisur.

Things to do in Sils im Engadin

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), Lake Silvaplana
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Val Fex ©
Val Fex
Lake Silvaplana ©
Lake Silvaplana
Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz) ©
Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz)

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night
Filisur

Filisur ©
Filisur is an Alpine village and municipality in the Albula Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Landwasser Viaduct has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): play a few rounds at Golf Club Alvaneu Bad and then take in the views from Landwasser Viaduct.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Filisur trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sils im Engadin to Filisur in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Filisur

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Golf Club Alvaneu Bad
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Landwasser Viaduct ©
Landwasser Viaduct
Golf Club Alvaneu Bad ©
Golf Club Alvaneu Bad

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