10 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  3 h
8
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Rhine Falls has been added to your itinerary.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zurich is 1 hour. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt Pilatus as well as Titlis. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne vacation website.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Lake Brienz has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

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

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

1
day
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Broken Chair Sculpture. On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Broken Chair Sculpture, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Broken Chair Sculpture ©
Broken Chair Sculpture

2
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.
To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Venice is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

few
hours
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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