14 days in Switzerland, Milan & Rust Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Milan & Rust Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bellinzona, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Chiasso, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Samedan, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Rust, Germany
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): visit Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Lac de Tanay, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montreux trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Montreux

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lac de Tanay
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Lac de Tanay ©
Lac de Tanay

1
night
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Barvara, examine the collection at Musee de la Confrerie des Vignerons, then appreciate the history behind Charlie Chaplin Statue, then examine the collection at Alimentarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vevey travel planner.

Vevey is very close to Montreux. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums Historic Sites
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Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique ©
Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique
Charlie Chaplin Statue ©
Charlie Chaplin Statue
Alimentarium ©
Alimentarium

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then get great views at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vevey to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Maennlichen, Lauterbrunnen Village
Highlights from your plan
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

1
day
Bellinzona, Switzerland

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and finally get outside with San Bernardino Pass.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Interlaken to Bellinzona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in August, expect Bellinzona to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chiasso.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Outdoors Historic Sites
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San Bernardino Pass ©
San Bernardino Pass
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Chiasso, Switzerland

Chiasso ©
Chiasso is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.As the southernmost of Switzerland's municipalities, Chiasso is located at the border with Italy, in front of Ponte Chiasso (a Frazione of Como, Italy). On the 31st (Sat), explore the world behind art at M.A.X. Museo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then stroll around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Pietro (Chiesa Rossa), and finally pause for some photo ops at Cappella di Santa Teresa di Lisieux.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chiasso trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Chiasso takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Chiasso

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Morbio Inferiore, Vacallo, Chiesa di San Pietro (Chiesa Rossa)
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Pietro (Chiesa Rossa) ©
Chiesa di San Pietro (Chiesa Rossa)
M.A.X. Museo ©
M.A.X. Museo
Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia

1
night
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 1st (Sun), see La Casa Maledetta.

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

Traveling by car from Chiasso to Milan takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Samedan.

Things to do in Milan

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Highlights from your plan
Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Brera District ©
Brera District
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

1
night
Samedan, Switzerland

Samedan ©
Samedan is a town and municipality in the Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistorySamedan is first mentioned in 1139 as Samaden. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Silvaplana and then appreciate the views at Val Fex.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Samedan journey planning site.

You can drive from Milan to Samedan in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Samedan reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rust.

Things to do in Samedan

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Silvaplana, Val Fex
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Val Fex ©
Val Fex
Lake Silvaplana ©
Lake Silvaplana

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nights
Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
Europa-Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rust trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Samedan to Rust in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Samedan, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rust, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl ©
Altstadt von Endingen am Kaiserstuhl

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