17 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

17 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps visit planner

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flims
— 1 night
Drive
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Pontresina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 4 nights
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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.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Zermatt is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oberwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:

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 29th (Thu), cruise along Grimsel Pass, then admire all the interesting features of Furka Pass, and then take in the history at Teufelsbrucke. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Sasso San Gottardo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, and then play a few rounds at Golfplatz Andermatt.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oberwald online tour itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Oberwald with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Flims.

Things to do in Oberwald

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Flims

— 1 night
Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. On the 1st (Sat), get great views at Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn, then wander the streets of Old Town Chur, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flims day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oberwald to Flims takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Pontresina.

Things to do in Flims

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Pontresina

— 3 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. Step out of Pontresina to go to St. Moritz and see Piz Nair, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, explore and take pictures at Muottas Muragl, and admire the verdant scenery at Engadine.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pontresina visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Flims to Pontresina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Pontresina sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Pontresina

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Lugano

— 4 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lugano: Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina), Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Castelgrande (in Bellinzona). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, and explore and take pictures at Monte San Giorgio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Pontresina to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pontresina in October, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

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.