11 days in Italy, Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 day
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Verbania, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rust, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samnaun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 1 day

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.
On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice journey builder site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Verbania, Italy

— 3 nights
On the 17th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Maggiore, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, and then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Verbania travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verbania in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Venice in August, plan for little chillier days in Verbania, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rust.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rust, Germany

— 3 nights
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 20th (Fri), make a trip to Munsterplatz and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rust trip planner.

Drive from Verbania to Rust in 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Rust when traveling from Verbania in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks · Spas · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen, then explore and take pictures at Rhine Falls, and then have some family-friendly fun at Smilestones.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Neuhausen am Rheinfall itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Rust to Neuhausen am Rheinfall in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Samnaun.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Samnaun, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Samnaun is a high Alpine village and a valley at the eastern end of Switzerland and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistoryThe valley was first used as a seasonal mountain pasture for the villages of Tschlin and Ramosch. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Eurocenter, then take in the views from Hangebrucke Punt Penduossa Sura, then pause for some photo ops at Not Vital + Parkin Sent, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Baselgia San Lurench.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Samnaun trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Samnaun in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Neuhausen am Rheinfall in August, with highs in Samnaun at 67°F and lows at 51°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samnaun

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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.