12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Lecco, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sondrio, Italy
— 1 night
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
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Bormio, Italy
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Tirano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pontresina, Switzerland
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Samedan, Switzerland
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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Livigno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Curon Venosta, Italy
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Glorenza, Italy
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Merano, Italy
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Bolzano, Italy
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Lecco, Italy — 2 nights

Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50km north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclabie sull'Adda, take in the awesome beauty at Piani D'Erna, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Resegone, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte, see the world from above with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, and then identify plant and animal life at Parco Monte Barro.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecco trip planning tool.

Milan to Lecco is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lecco, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Sondrio.
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Sondrio, Italy — 1 night

Sondrio is an Italian town and comune located in the heart of the Valtellina., Sondrio counts approximately 21,876 inhabitants and it is the administrative centre for the province of Sondrio. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at MVSA - Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte, ride a horse along Equitazione Alpina, and then explore the striking landscape of Piramidi di Postalesio.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sondrio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lecco to Sondrio takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You will leave for Poschiavo on the 5th (Fri).
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Poschiavo, Switzerland

Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Poschiavo trip builder app.

You can drive from Sondrio to Poschiavo in an hour. You will leave for Bormio on the 5th (Fri).
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Bormio, Italy

Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Di Bormio.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bormio trip planner.

You can drive from Poschiavo to Bormio in an hour. August in Bormio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tirano.
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Tirano, Italy — 3 nights

Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Golgi, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, then get to know the fascinating history of Parco Delle Incisioni Rupestri di Grosio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tirano online travel route planner.

You can drive from Bormio to Tirano in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pontresina.
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Pontresina, Switzerland

Pontresina is a municipality in the Maloja Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.History and nameThe city was first mentioned in medieval Latin documents as pontem sarasinam in 1137. To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pontresina planning app.

Drive from Tirano to Pontresina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will leave for Samedan on the 8th (Mon).
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Samedan, Switzerland

Samedan is a town and municipality in the Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistorySamedan is first mentioned in 1139 as Samaden. For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Samedan tour planner.

Samedan is just a short distance from Pontresina. In August, daytime highs in Samedan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll set off for St. Moritz on the 8th (Mon).
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St. Moritz, Switzerland

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St. Moritz is just a stone's throw from Samedan. August in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Livigno on the 8th (Mon).
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Livigno, Italy — 3 nights

Livigno is a town and comune in the province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy, located in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.HistoryLivigno's second settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at MUS! Museum of Livigno and Trepalle, then hit the slopes at Mottolino Fun Mountain, and then admire the verdant scenery at Val Federia.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Livigno trip planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Livigno in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Curon Venosta.
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Curon Venosta, Italy

Graun im Vinschgau is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70km northwest of Bolzano, on the border with Austria and Switzerland.GeographyAt 1 January 2011, it had a registered population of 2,447 and an area of 210.5km2.The municipality of Graun im Vinschgau contains the subdivisions Langtaufers/Vallelunga, Reschen/Resia, Rojen/Roja and Sankt Valentin auf der Haide/San Valentino alla Muta.Graun im Vinschgau borders the following municipalities: Mals, Kaunertal (Austria), Nauders (Austria), Pfunds (Austria), Sölden (Austria), Ramosch (Switzerland), Sent (Switzerland), and Tschlin (Switzerland).The village borders the Reschensee, massively deepened and extended when the valley was dammed in order to produce hydro-electricity. For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Curon Venosta online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Livigno to Curon Venosta takes 1.5 hours. In August, Curon Venosta is somewhat warmer than Livigno - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Glorenza.
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Glorenza, Italy

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Glorenza trip tool.

Glorenza is just a stone's throw from Curon Venosta. In August, daytime highs in Glorenza are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to Merano.
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Merano, Italy — 1 night

Merano or Meran is a town and comune in South Tyrol, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle Tyrol South Tyrolean Museum of Culture and Provincial History and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Parish Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Merano trip planner.

You can drive from Glorenza to Merano in an hour. In August in Merano, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bolzano.
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Bolzano, Italy — 1 night

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Passo di Oclini.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano online tour planner.

Bolzano is just a short distance from Merano. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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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.
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