12 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

12 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Verbier
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Arosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Lugano
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17 h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and then look for gifts at Ski Service. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Germain.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Verbier online driving holiday planner.

Kansas City, USA to Verbier is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Saviese, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Tourbillon
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Eglise St Germain ©
Eglise St Germain

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Verbier to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arosa.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Arosa

Arosa ©
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Arosa Barenland, then browse the fresh offerings at Sennerei Maran, then hike along Eichhornchenweg, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arosa Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Arosa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Arosa in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Arosa can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Arosa

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Arosa Ski Resort ©
Arosa Ski Resort
Sennerei Maran ©
Sennerei Maran
Arosa Barenland ©
Arosa Barenland

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get great views at Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and then get great views at Diavolezza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz travel route planner.

You can drive from Arosa to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in April, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, and then stroll around Parco Civico. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre.

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Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in April; daily highs in Lugano reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Fox Town Factory Stores, Monte San Giorgio
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

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