8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Train:  20 h 30 min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  3 h
2
Leukerbad
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Lugano
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Chur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at Gornergrat and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker app.

Dallas, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Traveling from Dallas to Zermatt, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

1
night
Leukerbad

Leukerbad ©
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hike along Klettersteig Gemmi-Daubenhorn Leukerbad Wallis Schweiz and then get in on the excitement at Sportarena Leukerbad.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Leukerbad trip planning app.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Zermatt to Leukerbad in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Sportarena Leukerbad ©
Sportarena Leukerbad

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 17th (Wed), stroll around Parco Civico, then kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lugano itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Leukerbad to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Lugano sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

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nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of Heidi's Village, then wander the streets of Old Town Chur, then explore the world behind art at Bundner Kunstmuseum, and finally visit Welschdorfli.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chur journey builder.

You can drive from Lugano to Chur in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 19th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Chur

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Heidi's Village
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Heidi's Village ©
Heidi's Village
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Bundner Kunstmuseum ©
Bundner Kunstmuseum

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