13 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

13 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Flims
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Flims
— 1 night
Drive
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Pontresina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Montreal

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Flims — 1 night

Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Caumasee, trek along Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht, then take some stellar pictures from Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn, and finally visit Old Town Chur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Flims trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Flims is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Flims. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pontresina.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Piz Nair, then get great views at Diavolezza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Muottas Muragl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Berninapass, experience rural life at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg.

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You can drive from Flims to Pontresina in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 3 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 Locarno (Lido Locarno, Falconeria Locarno, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, make a trip to Swissminiatur, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and stroll around Parco Ciani.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pontresina to Lugano by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pontresina in July, with highs in Lugano at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oberwald.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass, take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, then glide through natural beauty at Langlaufschule Mathias Hischier, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nufenen Pass.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oberwald sightseeing tool.

Drive from Lugano to Oberwald in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zermatt.
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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.
When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach in Ernen, approximately Ernen away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, hike along 5 Lakes Walk, and stroll through Riffelsee.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oberwald to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for 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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