8 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Davos
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Davos
— 1 night
Drive
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Pontresina
— 1 night
Drive
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Lugano
— 1 night
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Drive to Laveno, Ferry to Verbania,Intra, Drive to Zermatt
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Astana

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Davos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then hit the slopes at Parsenn Skigebiet, and then admire the masterpieces at Kirchner Museum Davos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Landwasser Viaduct, stop by Old Town Chur, then hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Davos Klosters Ski Resort.

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Astana, Kazakhstan to Davos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Astana to Davos is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Astana in March: high temperatures in Davos hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pontresina.
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Pontresina — 1 night

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Val Roseg, get great views at Diavolezza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Muottas Muragl.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pontresina trip app.

Drive from Davos to Pontresina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Pontresina, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano — 1 night

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 4th (Sat): stroll around Parco Ciani, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Trasparente, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores.

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Traveling by car from Pontresina to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pontresina in March, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for sightseeing, nature, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Lugano to Zermatt by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back 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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