31 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

31 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 6 nights
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Martigny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oberwald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pontresina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flims
— 5 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Perth

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Zermatt — 6 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach in Ernen--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, tour in style with a train tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Zermatt is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Martigny.
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Martigny — 5 nights

Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Martigny side-trips: Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret), Lac de Derborence (in Conthey) and Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Saviese). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Go-Diving, see the winter wonderland with Cherries Walks, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valere Basilica.

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Getting from Zermatt to Martigny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Martigny sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oberwald.
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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 9th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Grimsel Pass, then take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Sasso San Gottardo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern.

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Traveling by car from Martigny to Oberwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 7 nights

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: Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano), Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Verzasca Dam (in Gordola). Spend the 14th (Fri) soaking in style at Splash & Spa Tamaro. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, and take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre.

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Drive from Oberwald to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pontresina.
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Pontresina — 4 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. Explore Pontresina's surroundings by going to National Park Centre (in Zernez), Convent of Saint John Mustair (in Mustair) and Piz Nair (in St. Moritz). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and get great views at Diavolezza.

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Getting from Lugano to Pontresina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in July, expect Pontresina to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flims.
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Flims — 5 nights

Flims is a municipality in the Imboden Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Venture out of the city with trips to Eichhornliweg (in Arosa), Wine Tours Switzerland (in Maienfeld) and Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Caumasee, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, wander the streets of Old Town Chur, and cruise along Splugen Pass.

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Drive from Pontresina to Flims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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