8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Zermatt
— 2 nights
2
Martigny
— 1 night
3
Lugano
— 3 nights

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad in Leukerbad, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Plan my day in Zermatt using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Birmingham, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Zermatt is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Martigny.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Baths

Side Trip

Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

1
night
Martigny

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 11th (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at Trapgame, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then take an in-depth tour of Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Martigny itinerary site.

Take a train from Zermatt to Martigny in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Martigny can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Martigny

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valere Basilica, Trapgame
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Trapgame ©
Trapgame
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 12th (Thu), do a tasting at Tamborini Vini, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, walk around Parco Ciani, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Martigny to Lugano by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Lugano sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 39°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castelli di Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini, Fox Town Factory Stores, Monte San Giorgio
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

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