7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h 15 min
1
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Lugano
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planning app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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): take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, then meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and then browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano attractions planning site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lugano in 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Swissminiatur, Falconeria Locarno, Fox Town Factory Stores
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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