Swapping the stars and stripes for the snow-capped Bernese Alps and the glistening waters of Lake Geneva has never been easier. That's because a whole load of nonstop air connections now joins North America with the home of yodelers and raclette. Most deals on cheap flights to Switzerland from USA will include a stopover, but it's also possible to do the route direct from major departure points in NYC and LA. Arrival wise, you're likely to touch tarmac in Geneva or Zurich. The first is a global hub, home to eye-opening CERN and a gorgeous old town spiked with churches. The second is a banking mecca, with one foot in the Alps and another on its own shimmering lake.
The Engadin Valley is breathtaking at any time of the year. In winter, it's draped in snow and ski runs. In summer, it has green pastures and ice-capped mountains.
Wispy waterfalls and chalet towns converge on Lauterbrunnen. It's an Alpine paradise, just as you imagine.
CERN pushes the boundaries of atomic physics. It's a huge lab where you can go to learn about cutting-edge experiments and technology.
Lufthansa, SWISS, Iberia, Delta, United and Brussels Airlines fly direct between the United States of America and Switzerland.
Qatar Airways is the best airline to fly from the United States of America to Switzerland. Lufthansa is the best for non-stop flights.