29 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

29 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps travel planner
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Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Martigny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flims
— 4 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Perth

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Zermatt — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach in Ernen (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Hinterdorfstrasse, take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt online trip maker.

Perth, Australia to Zermatt is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Martigny.
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Martigny — 5 nights

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Martigny side-trips: Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese), Cherries Walks (in Le Chable) and Lac de Derborence (in Conthey). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Go-Diving, get outside with Great St. Bernard Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Bisses de Nendaz, and find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Martigny travel site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Martigny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Martigny sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oberwald.
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Oberwald — 2 nights

Oberwald is a village in the municipality of Obergoms in Goms District in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.It is situated at an elevation of 1377 m and had a population of 277 in December 2007. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Grimsel Pass, take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, and then take in the history at Teufelsbrucke. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sasso San Gottardo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oberwald trip app.

You can drive from Martigny to Oberwald in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 6 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona), Verzasca Dam (in Gordola) and Lavertezzo (Le Pont "Ponte dei salti" & Valle Verzasca). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano tour app.

Drive from Oberwald to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pontresina.
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Pontresina — 4 nights

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pontresina: National Park Centre (in Zernez) and Piz Nair (in St. Moritz). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl, get great views at Diavolezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pontresina trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Pontresina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lugano in July; daily highs in Pontresina reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Flims.
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Flims — 4 nights

Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Change things up with these side-trips from Flims: Wine Tours Switzerland (in Maienfeld) and Epic Lenzerheide (in Lenzerheide). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, explore the historical opulence of Castle Haldenstein, visit Old Town Chur, and take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flims tour planner.

Drive from Pontresina to Flims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Observation Decks
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.
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