13 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Milan Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
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Sion, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Crans-Montana, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
End: Milan, Italy

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night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at HR Giger Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Sion.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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hours
Sion, Switzerland

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Arnaud and then explore the historical opulence of Valere Basilica.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sion online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Sion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Sion are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Nendaz.

Things to do in Sion

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fondation Pierre Arnaud
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Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica

1
night
Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz
Nendaz is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryNendaz is first mentioned in 984 as Nenda. Plan my trip to Nendaz with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Nendaz is just a stone's throw from Sion. You'll set off for Crans-Montana on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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hours
Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Crans-Montana ©
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures and then stroll through Gemmi Pass.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Crans-Montana driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Nendaz to Crans-Montana in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Crans-Montana

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gemmi Pass
Highlights from your plan
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass
Fondation Suisse des Trains Miniatures ©

1
night
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
On the 30th (Mon), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then take some stellar pictures from Aiguille du Midi, and finally fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix planning site .

You can drive from Crans-Montana to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nendaz.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz ©
On the 1st (Tue), head outdoors with The Mont-Fort and then get outside with Nendaz 4 Vallees.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nendaz tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chamonix to Nendaz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nendaz 4 Vallees ©
Nendaz 4 Vallees
The Mont-Fort ©
The Mont-Fort

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online holiday builder .

You can drive from Nendaz to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Nendaz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz ©
On the 3rd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA and then head outdoors with Les Bisses de Nendaz.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nendaz trip planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Nendaz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Les Bisses de Nendaz ©
Les Bisses de Nendaz

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Nendaz to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Nendaz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nendaz trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Nendaz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Parco Civico, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and then explore the activities along Lake Lugano. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip website .

Explore your travel options from Nendaz to Lugano with the Route module. In October in Lugano, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fox Town Factory Stores
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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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 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally browse the exhibits of Castello Sforzesco.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Milan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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