9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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9 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Saas-Fee
— 2 nights
bus + train:  2​h
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Bettmeralp
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Trümmelbachfälle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saas-Fee: Grindelwald (Backdoor Snowboard, Ski, Bike & Running Shop, Grindelwald-First, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schynige Platte.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saas-Fee travel planning website .

Philadelphia, USA to Saas-Fee is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Interlaken, Schynige Platte, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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 2nd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung, tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Saas-Fee to Zermatt in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Bettmeralp

Bettmeralp ©
Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Escape the urban bustle at Jungfraujoch and Lauterbrunnen Village. Get out of town with these interesting Bettmeralp side-trips: Wengen (Molitor & Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway), Murren (Via Ferrata & Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg) and Murrenbach Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and take in the awesome beauty at Furka Pass.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bettmeralp trip tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bettmeralp takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wengen, Murren, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Furka Pass
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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