7 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 25th (Mon), wander the streets of Niederdorf, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online attractions planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vilnius in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
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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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Edone, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Como takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Como, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan vacation planner.

Drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."