20 days in Venice, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

20 days in Venice, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

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20 days in Venice, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scoletta del Santo, & more) and Area Naturalistica-Monumentale Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder app .

Pune, India to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Area Naturalistica-Monumentale 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Parco Valentino (in Piani Resinelli), Gravedona (Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, Parco Valle Albano, & more) and Como (I Falconieri del Feudo, Corni di Canzo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation planning website .

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 in Milan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Gravedona, Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Parco Valentino
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch & Hofkirche), Alpenwildpark (in Interlaken) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Maennlichen, identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in March; daily highs in Zurich reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Maennlichen, Naturstation Silberweide, Naturzentrum Thurauen, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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