10 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly:  9​h
1
Como, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sorenberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt

1
night
Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Tea World.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Como driving holiday tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Como is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Alexandria to Como, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Alexandria in November, with highs in Como at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lugano.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Civico, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally make a trip to Convento dei Cappuccini.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip planner.

Lugano is very close to Como. November in Lugano sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata ©

1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Collegio Pontificio Papio, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Locarno journey builder tool .

You can drive from Lugano to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sorenberg.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Collegio Pontificio Papio, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno

2
nights
Sorenberg, Switzerland

Sorenberg ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and then look for gifts at Kirchhofer - Swiss Arts.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sorenberg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Locarno to Sorenberg takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Sorenberg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Kirchhofer - Swiss Arts, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi, and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucerne journey planning website .

You can drive from Sorenberg to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. November in Lucerne sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and then examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online day trip planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in November, with highs in Milan at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums 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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