11 days in Lucerne & Swiss Alps Itinerary

11 days in Lucerne & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Lucerne
— 1 night
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Martigny
— 1 night
3
Lugano
— 3 nights
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 29th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lucerne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Dallas, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for cooler days in Lucerne, with highs around 59°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Martigny.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Martigny

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, then get engrossed in the history at Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard, and finally examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Martigny trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Martigny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Martigny can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Martigny

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Les Mines De Sel De Bex ©
Les Mines De Sel De Bex

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Lugano

Lugano ©

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: Piazza Grande (in Locarno), Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lugano online attractions planner.

Drive from Martigny to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre
Valle Verzasca ©
Valle Verzasca

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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