20 days in Venice, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

20 days in Venice, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Pune, India

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scoletta del Santo, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Pune, India to Venice is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Pune to Venice due to the time zone difference. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Isola dei morti
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Parco Valentino (in Piani Resinelli), Como (I Falconieri del Feudo, Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, &more) and Corni di Canzo (in Canzo). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Milan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Gravedona, Parco Valentino, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Corni di Canzo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

8
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Fraumünster Church and Friedhof Sihlfeld. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Alpenwildpark (in Interlaken) and Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch & Hofkirche). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and look for all kinds of wild species at Naturzentrum Thurauen.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning app.

Getting from Milan to Zurich by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in March: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Naturstation Silberweide, Axalp, Turm in Regensberg
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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