31 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

31 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Lungern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Bagnone, Italy
— 6 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bagnone, Italy
— 9 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Zurich is 9 hours. In April, Zurich is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Lungern.
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Lungern, Switzerland — 5 nights

Lungern is a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Lungern side-trips: Sustenpass (in Gadmen) and Andermatt (Suworow-Denkmal, Teufelsbrucke, &more). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Lungern, and don't miss a visit to Aussichtspunkt Chalrutirank.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lungern tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lungern takes 1.5 hours. In April in Lungern, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bagnone.
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Bagnone, Italy — 6 nights

Bagnone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120km northwest of Florence and about 35km northwest of Massa in the Lunigiana, facing the Monte Sillara, which has a peak elevation of 1861m. Change things up with these side-trips from Bagnone: Sestola (Giardino Botanico Alpino Esperia, Il Lago della Ninfa, &more), Veleia Romana Zona Archeologica (in Lugagnano Val d'Arda) and Dallara Academy (in Varano de' Melegari). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna della Guardia, don't miss a visit to Abbazia di Sant’Andrea, delve into the distant past at Chiesa di San Martino di Licciorno, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rossena.

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You can drive from Lungern to Bagnone in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lungern in April, with highs in Bagnone at 65°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre visit website.

Getting from Bagnone to Cinque Terre by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bagnone.
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Bagnone, Italy — 9 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Ramiseto (Chiesa dei Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio & Lago Calamone), Canossa (La Casa del Tibet, Ruins of Castle and National Museum 'Naborre Campaninì, &more) and Chiesa Sant' Antonino Martire (in Quattro Castella). Enjoy Bagnone some more: make a trip to Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, see the interesting displays at Museo Guatelli, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Varano de' Melegari, and take in the awesome beauty at Pietra di Bismantova.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Bagnone trip builder app.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Bagnone in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning tool.

Drive from Bagnone to Venice in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Milan travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Thu).
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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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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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