19 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
7
Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary app.

Manchester, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Zurich. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then make a trip to The Nine Towers.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 27th (Wed), you're off to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), thentake a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (Zahringerbrunnen & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern) and Grindelwald (Vogts Corner & Grindelwald-First). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Lake Brienz
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. You will leave for Milan on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milan attractions app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
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.
Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, get outside with Bellagio Mountains, and make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio vacation site.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bellagio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Chiesa di S. Leonardo
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Venice (Doge's Palace, Canal Grande, &more). There's lots more to do: catch a live event at Arena di Verona, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Verona, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Venice
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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