7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

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7 days in Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Locarno
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Erbil

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 12th (Mon), experience rural life at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch, then take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz), and finally admire the masterpieces at Segantini Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz online visit planner .

Erbil, Iraq to St. Moritz is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Erbil to St. Moritz, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Erbil in August; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch
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Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz) ©
Lake of Staz (Lej da Staz)
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Segantini Museum ©
Segantini Museum

2
nights
Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 13th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Isole di Brissago, wander the streets of Santa Petronilla, and then take a memorable drive along Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Locarno tour planning website .

You can drive from St. Moritz to Locarno in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: high temperatures in Locarno hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lugano, Isole di Brissago, Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina, Tamborini Vini, Santa Petronilla
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Santa Petronilla ©
Santa Petronilla
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina ©
Ponte Tibetano Valle di Sementina

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Hangebrucke, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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You can take a train from Locarno to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge

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