9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Verbier
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
3
Mendrisio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): play a few rounds at Golf Club Verbier, bet on your favorite at Karting Extreme Verbier, and then shop like a local with Ski Service.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Verbier road trip tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Verbier is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Verbier, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Golf Shopping
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Golf Club Verbier ©
Golf Club Verbier

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip builder .

You can take a train from Verbier to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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 (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then stroll through Monte San Salvatore, and finally stroll around Parco Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and finally browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mendrisio trip planner .

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 (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lugano, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 15th (Sat), get great views at Piz Nair, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planning site .

Getting from Mendrisio to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

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