14 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

14 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Davos
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Davos
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lugano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saas-Fee
— 1 night
Drive
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Nendaz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Detroit

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Davos — 2 nights

On the 27th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Kirche St. Johann, take in the awesome beauty at Rinerhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Davos, then take in the awesome beauty at Jakobshorn, then admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos, and finally hit the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, get outside with Fluelapass, and then see the interesting displays at Bahnmuseum Albula.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Davos trip itinerary app.

Detroit, USA to Davos is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Davos due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Davos are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz — 3 nights

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Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Val Fex and Lago di Poschiavo. Let the collections at National Park Centre and Segantini Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Albula Pass (in La Punt-Chamues-ch), Schlittelbahn Preda Bergun (in Bergun) and Lago Di Saoseo (in Poschiavo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, and see the interesting displays at Kaffee-Museum Caferama.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Davos to St. Moritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): visit Cascate di Santa Petronilla, admire the striking features of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, stroll around Parco Ciani, then stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and finally don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco.

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Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Moritz in December, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Saas-Fee.
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Saas-Fee — 1 night

Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Baroque Church, take in the awesome beauty at Allalinhorn, don't miss a visit to Ice Pavilion, hit the slopes at Saas-Fee Ski Resort, then take an in-depth tour of Saaser Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saas-Fee trip planner.

Drive from Lugano to Saas-Fee in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nendaz.
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Nendaz — 2 nights

Nendaz is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryNendaz is first mentioned in 984 as Nenda. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): hit the slopes at Grimentz Ski Resort, see the sky in a new way at Chemin des Planetes, take an in-depth tour of Hameau de Colombire, stop by David L'instant Chocolat, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nendaz trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Saas-Fee to Nendaz takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 6th (Fri), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Laderach, and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zermatt holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nendaz to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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Swiss Alps travel guide

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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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