11 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia


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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse and then get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker tool .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Surabaya to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surabaya in August, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For shopping fun, head to Altstadt Luzern or Harrys Swiss Watch Center. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, and steep yourself in history at Museggmauer.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne day trip website .

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Harrys Swiss Watch Center ©
Harrys Swiss Watch Center

3
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 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, then don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then see La Casa Maledetta.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in August, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Vezio, Riva Bianca Beach
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
On the 19th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take advantage of the amenities at Ufschotti Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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