56 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

56 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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56 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Chur
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Davos
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
St. Moritz
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mendrisio
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Verbier
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Leukerbad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Saas-Fee
— 6 nights
Bus + Train:  2​h
8
Zermatt
— 11 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Cairo

8
nights
Chur

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Venture out of the city with trips to Arosa (Eichhornchenweg, Arosa Ski Resort, & more), Flims (Trudg Dil Flem & Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn) and Vals (Spas & Zervreilastausee und Staumauer). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Das Magische Portal, contemplate the waterfront views at Caumasee, explore the world behind art at Forum Wurth Chur, and cruise along Klausen Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chur trip itinerary maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Chur is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Davos.

Things to do in Chur

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Flims, Arosa, Laax, Vals, Heidi's Village
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Arosa Ski Resort ©
Arosa Ski Resort
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Trutg dil Flem ©
Trutg dil Flem

6
nights
Davos

Davos ©
Get out of town with these interesting Davos side-trips: Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide), Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur) and Zillis (Viamala & Kirche St. Martin).

You can plan Davos trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Chur to Davos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Davos sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Davos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zillis, Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges, Alp Laret, Lenzerheide Ski Resort, Landwasser Viaduct
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Lenzerheide Ski Resort ©
Lenzerheide Ski Resort
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jacobshorn ©
Jacobshorn

7
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Moritz: Brusio Spiral Viaduct (in Brusio), Val Roseg (in Pontresina) and Mustair (Val Mustair & Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, appreciate the views at Bregaglia Valley, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago del Cavloc.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz online day trip planner .

Drive from Davos to St. Moritz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mendrisio.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poschiavo, Pontresina, Mustair, Bregaglia Valley, Lago del Cavloc
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

7
nights
Mendrisio

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Get out of town with these interesting Mendrisio side-trips: Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona, Castello di Montebello, & more), Lugano (Lake Lugano, Monte Bre, & more) and Locarno (Falconeria Locarno, Piazza Grande, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso, and take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendrisio trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Mendrisio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verbier.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona, Ascona, Morcote
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

5
nights
Verbier

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Explore Verbier's surroundings by going to Nendaz (Les Bisses de Nendaz & Premier Alpine Centre SA), Martigny (Fondation Pierre Gianadda & Barryland - Musee Et Chiens Du St-Bernard) and RealFly (in Sion). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ski Service, fly down the slopes at Verbier 4 Vallees ski area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, and take a memorable drive along Great St. Bernard Pass.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verbier tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mendrisio to Verbier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Nendaz, Martigny, Great St. Bernard Pass, Galeries Defago, Fort d'Artillerie de Champex
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Les Bisses de Nendaz ©
Les Bisses de Nendaz
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

5
nights
Leukerbad

Leukerbad ©
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lens (Fondation Pierre Arnaud & Fondation Opale), Sion (Chateau de Tourbillon & Valere Basilica) and Piste de luge d'Anzere (in Anzere). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Thermalquellen-Steg, explore the activities along Lac de Tanay, hike along Albinenleitern, and look and learn at Chemin des Planetes.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Leukerbad trip tool .

Traveling by car from Verbier to Leukerbad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lens, Sion, Lac Bleu, Barrage de Moiry, Niesen
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay
Grand Bisse de Vercorin ©
Grand Bisse de Vercorin

6
nights
Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saas-Fee: Zauberwasser (in Graechen), Rhone Glacier (in Gletsch) and Raron (Burgkirche Raron & Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sat) at Aquaparc. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, don't miss a visit to Saaser Museum, take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, and stroll through Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Saas-Fee trip planner.

Getting from Leukerbad to Saas-Fee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raron, Zauberwasser, Stockalper Palace, Furka Pass, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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Saas Fee Ski Resort ©
Saas Fee Ski Resort
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Grimsel Pass ©
Grimsel Pass

11
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Randa to see Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Saas-Fee to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch, Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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