10 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Venice Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Venice Itinerary

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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Ferry to Cadenabbia, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bellagio, Italy

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, then pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellagio trip itinerary website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bellagio is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bellagio is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Bellagio hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Bellagio to Lugano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lugano, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lauterbrunnen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

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Grindelwald is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Venice in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.