16 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

16 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Bus to Lugano
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Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Martigny
— 3 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Lugano

— 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, and step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lugano is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Lugano. In April, Lugano is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Moritz

— 2 nights
St.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, then appreciate the views at Engadine, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St. Moritz road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in April: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 12°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Saas-Fee (Saaser Museum & Saas Fee Ski Resort) and Zauberwasser (in Graechen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning site.

Drive from St. Moritz to Zermatt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Martigny.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Martigny

— 3 nights
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Saillon, and finally look for gifts at Ski Service. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, and then get engrossed in the history at Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Martigny travel planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Martigny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Martigny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Martigny

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.