10 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

10 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Swiss Alps journey planner
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Fly to Zurich, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Martigny
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Birmingham

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Lugano — 2 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: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Tamaro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano route builder website.

Birmingham, UK to Lugano is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Lugano due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in October: highs in Lugano hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 2 nights

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On the 8th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Mineralbad & Spa, then get great views at Muottas Muragl, then get great views at Diavolezza, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), explore the striking landscape at Berninapass, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lugano to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lugano in October, with highs in St. Moritz at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Martigny.
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Martigny — 1 night

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 10th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then soak in style at Les Bains D'Ovronnaz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Martigny day trip site.

Getting from St. Moritz to Martigny by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in October: high temperatures in Martigny hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Ernen (Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach & Pfarrkirche Ernen). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, hike along 5 Lakes Walk, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Martigny to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Observation Decks · Mountains
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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