23 days in Canton of Valais Itinerary

23 days in Canton of Valais Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Verbier
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Verbier
— 4 nights
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Nendaz
— 3 nights
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Brig
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt
— 8 nights
Drive
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Crans-Montana
— 4 nights
Drive to Bern Belp Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Verbier — 4 nights

Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard. Visiting Lac d'Emosson and Mont-Fort will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verbier: VerticAlp Emosson (in Finhaut), Champex (Fort d'Artillerie de Champex & Flore-Alpe Alpine Botanical Garden) and Pont de la Batiaz (in Martigny). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, get outside with Les Gorges du Durnand, explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Trient, and trek along Bisse du Levron.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Verbier trip itinerary maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Verbier is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Nendaz.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Nendaz — 3 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. Visiting Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf and Lac de Derborence will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne and Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Glarier. Get out of town with these interesting Nendaz side-trips: Lac Bleu (in Arolla), Les Bains D'Ovronnaz (in Ovronnaz) and Swiss Vapeur Parc (in Le Bouveret). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Bisses de Nendaz, get a dose of the wild on Maison de la Foret, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tanay, and identify plant and animal life at Domaines des Iles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nendaz holiday planner.

Getting from Verbier to Nendaz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brig.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Brig — 3 nights

Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Discover out-of-the-way places like Furka Pass and Stockalper Palace. Attractions like Thermalquellen Brigerbad and Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Brig: Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald), Nufenen Pass (in Ulrichen) and Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach (in Ernen). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Riederalp, admire the verdant scenery at Lotschental Valley, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brig trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nendaz to Brig takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brig can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Zermatt — 8 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Gorner Gorge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Intercontinental Church Society and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Venture out of the city with trips to Saas-Fee Ski Resort (in Saas-Fee), Allalinhorn (in Saas-Almagell) and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa). The adventure continues: stop by Laderach, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Breithorn.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning app.

You can drive from Brig to Zermatt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a tram; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Crans-Montana.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Crans-Montana — 4 nights

Crans-Montana is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Fondation Opale and Chemin des Planetes will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Bisse du Ro and Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre. Venture out of the city with trips to Saas-Fee (Saastal Bergbahnen & Saaser Museum), Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (in Saint-Luc) and Lac de Geronde (in Sierre). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Plaine-Morte - Glacial Plateau, hike along Albinenleitern, stroll through Klettersteig Daubenhorn, and explore the activities along Lake Grenon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Crans-Montana online travel planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Crans-Montana by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Canton of Valais travel guide

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Observation Decks · Mountains · Ski Areas
With a strong emphasis on Alpine sports atop 4,000 m (13,123 ft) tall mountains, Valais is home to well-known resort towns and quaint villages. The panoramic views here are dominated by the famous Matterhorn, standing at 4,478 m (14,692 ft). Idyllic hikes through the dense forest, snowshoe trekking along the Alpine landscape, and jovial après-ski gatherings are among the things to do. Catch a glimpse of bubbling mountain streams winding through the many trails on foot or mountain bike, and after your adventures, immerse yourself in a thermal bath with a glass of acclaimed local wine.