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 15​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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Chamonix, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Nendaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​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.
On the 26th (Thu), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Geneva route maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel 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.
On the 27th (Fri), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lausanne online tour planner .

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

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Geneva Water Fountain, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Sion, Switzerland

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Arnaud and then step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Sion tour itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Sion in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to 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 very close to Sion. You'll set off for Crans-Montana on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Crans-Montana ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crans-Montana Ski Resort and then stroll through Gemmi Pass.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Crans-Montana tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Nendaz to Crans-Montana in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Crans-Montana

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gemmi Pass
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Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, and finally hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chamonix route planner .

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

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get outside with The Mont-Fort and then head outdoors with Nendaz 4 Vallees.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nendaz online visit planner .

You can drive from Chamonix to Nendaz in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nendaz to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nendaz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Speed Boats Tours

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA and then head outdoors with Les Bisses de Nendaz.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nendaz trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Nendaz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nendaz

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

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) to allow enough time to take a train to Nendaz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Nendaz, Switzerland

Nendaz
To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nendaz trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Zermatt to Nendaz by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Lugano on the 5th (Sat).

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, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 make a trip to Piazza della Riforma.

Find out how to plan Lugano trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Nendaz to Lugano takes 4 hours. In October in Lugano, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Fox Town Factory Stores
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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.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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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