14 days in Switzerland, Como & Milan Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Como & Milan Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Geneva and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, stroll around Parc Des Bastions, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and then see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oeschinen Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planning website.

Getting from Geneva to Grindelwald by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza della Riforma, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, and then slough off your stress at Splash & Spa Tamaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then stroll around Parco Ciani.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano day trip tool.

Getting from Grindelwald to Lugano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Lugano sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Tea World, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Como online trip builder.

Como is just a stone's throw from Lugano. In December, daytime highs in Como are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Bring the kids along to Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, look for gifts at La Libreria Del Mare, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning app.

Getting from Como to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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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.