13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Montecarlo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  4​h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

1
night
Montecarlo, Italy

Montecarlo ©
Montecarlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50km west of Florence and about 12km east of Lucca. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Colle di Bordocheo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Piero in Campo, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Il Poggio, and finally learn about winemaking at Fattoria del Teso.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Montecarlo trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Montecarlo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in December: highs in Montecarlo hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Montecarlo

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Azienda Agricola Colle di Bordocheo
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Azienda Agricola Colle di Bordocheo ©
Fattoria del Teso ©
Fattoria del Teso
Fattoria Il Poggio ©
Fattoria Il Poggio

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Turin (Tempio Israelitico & Museo Egizio) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Montecarlo to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Montecarlo in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Verona, Turin
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Markuskirche, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and wander the streets of Old Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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