8 days in Zermatt & Lugano Itinerary

8 days in Zermatt & Lugano Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zermatt
— 4 nights
2
Lugano
— 3 nights

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Queen Studio Experience) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and trek along Murmelweg Wanderung.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip maker tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Zermatt is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montreux, Schynige Platte, Aletsch Glacier, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Lugano is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, get great views at Monte Bre, stroll through Olive Trail, and make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Lugano by train takes about 6 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lugano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monte San Giorgio
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre

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