16 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

16 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Geneva, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 4 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Atlanta

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Zermatt

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux--about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, explore the activities along Stellisee, and stroll through Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary tool.

Atlanta, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Oberwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:

Oberwald

— 1 night
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. On the 2nd (Mon), glide through natural beauty at Langlaufschule Mathias Hischier, get outside with Furka Pass, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nufenen Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oberwald trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Oberwald with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Oberwald

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

St. Moritz

— 3 nights
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Venture out of the city with trips to Val Roseg (in Pontresina), Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Caumasee (in Flims). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, pause for some serene contemplation at Reformierte Kirche San Gian, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oberwald to St. Moritz in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno) and Bellinzona (Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip website.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in November, with highs in Lugano at 54°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

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.