Switzerland--where to begin. Such a small nation packs such a powerful vacation punch. There's so much to see and do, either multiple trips or an extended stay are advised. If you can, try vacation rentals in one of the more popular areas, using it as a home base from which to explore not just the area you're in, but other parts of Switzerland.
Valais boasts the 10 highest mountain peaks in Switzerland. It's a great place to immerse yourself in iconic Swiss scenery, hiking, mountain climbing and, of course, skiing. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can ski from resort to resort, all in the same day, into France, to German Switzerland and into Italy. How's that for a fantastic ski memory? Zermatt is a major and popular city, and the country side is dotted with mountain villages, vineyards, castles, museums, thermal baths and much more.
Graubünden is home to St. Moritz, the ibex, Heidi and is the source of the Rhine River. It's a major holiday region in Switzerland, which means there's lots to see and do, but also the potential for big crowds and sold out vacation rentals. Look for places to stay in St. Moritz, Davos Klosters, Arosa, Brigels and other wonderful towns.