8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h 15 min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fiesch in Valais
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Davos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: London

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 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then cruise along Gornergrat, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Zermatt, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

1
night
Fiesch in Valais

Fiesch in Valais ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, then fly down the slopes at Aletsch Arena, and then snap pictures at Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fiesch in Valais trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aletsch Arena, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG
Aletsch Arena ©
Aletsch Arena
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach ©
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Lido San Domenico, trek along Olive Trail, then have fun at Lido di Lugano, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, then head outdoors with Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, then wander the streets of Santa Petronilla, and finally make a trip to Ponte dei Salti.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fiesch in Valais to Lugano takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lugano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Ponte dei Salti, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Santa Petronilla
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina
Santa Petronilla ©
Santa Petronilla

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the views at Val Fex, explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, and then explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz).

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz day trip planner.

You can drive from Lugano to St. Moritz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in August: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Davos.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Davos

Davos ©
On the 21st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Rinerhorn and then explore the activities along Lake Davos.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Davos journey maker website.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Davos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Davos sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Rinerhorn ©
Rinerhorn
Lake Davos ©
Lake Davos

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