15 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

15 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Le Bouveret
— 2 nights
Drive to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Locarno (Falconeria Locarno & Lido Locarno), Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Castelli di Bellinzona (in Bellinzona). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, and slough off your stress at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Lugano is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Lugano due to the time zone difference. In November, Lugano is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pontresina.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Pontresina

— 2 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. On the 1st (Wed), get great views at Diavolezza, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muottas Muragl. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontresina online trip builder.

You can drive from Lugano to Pontresina in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in November, things will get slightly colder in Pontresina: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oberwald.

Things to do in Pontresina

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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. On the 3rd (Fri), take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass, explore and take pictures at Furka Pass, and then make a trip to Rhone Glacier. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul), and then laugh and play at Lago Ritom.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Oberwald tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pontresina to Oberwald takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Oberwald

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, stop by Laderach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Oberwald to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Le Bouveret.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Le Bouveret

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, cool off at Aquaparc, and then get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

Make your Le Bouveret itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Zermatt to Le Bouveret in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Le Bouveret

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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.