Forbidding mountain faces, glacier-fed lakes, emerald-green pastures and conifer forests — Switzerland is home to some of the Alps’ highest peaks and most impressive panoramas. But there’s more to this country than just its Alpine scenery.
Our specialists have trekked the Swiss Alps from the shores of Lake Geneva to the easternmost peaks on the Italian border. They can guide you whether you want to relax in a mountain spa, sample the country’s renowned cheese and chocolate or take a panoramic train ride over stone-arched bridges and through mountain tunnels.
You can travel from lakeside vineyards to snowy glaciers in the space of a day. Taste the wines from the lowland valleys and walk the silent pine forests. Hike the grassy foothills above the treeline, then taste local cheeses subtly touched by each specific pasture’s bouquet of mountain flowers. Or venture toward the peaks: the shark-tooth of the Matterhorn, the glacier-lined wilds of Gornergrat or the heady views from Jungfraujoch, the Top of Europe.
The high Alpine resort towns of Zermatt, Gstaad and St. Moritz are known for some of Europe’s best winter sports, but are also havens for warm-weather activity and high-style relaxation. Whatever the time of year, the Swiss Alps invite you to wander.
Places to visit in the Swiss Alps
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting the Swiss Alps, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Map of the Swiss Alps
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around the Swiss Alps
- St. Moritz The Swiss Alps
- Zermatt The Swiss Alps
- Grindelwald 26 miles away
- Wengen 31 miles away
- Interlaken 35 miles away
- Bernese Oberland 35 miles away
- Lucerne 36 miles away
- Lugano 43 miles away
- Zürich 56 miles away
- Bern 60 miles away
- Montreux 80 miles away
- Lake Geneva 98 miles away
- Geneva 119 miles away
Photos of the Swiss Alps
Accommodation choices for the Swiss Alps
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Swiss Alps. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.