15 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
day
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Milan vacation planning app .

Curitiba, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. In June, Milan is somewhat warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. You will leave for Lugano on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 1st (Mon), walk around Parco Civico, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimitero Monumentale
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lucerne tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in June: highs in Lucerne hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thun.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Thun, Switzerland

Thun ©
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). On the 5th (Fri), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then explore the activities along Thunersee, and finally don't miss a visit to Protestant City Church Thun.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thun trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Thun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Thun

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bern
Highlights from your plan
Thunersee ©
Thunersee
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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 6th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Thun to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Piazza delle Erbe, & more), Museo Egizio (in Turin) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). See even more of Milan: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Geneva to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Gardaland Park, Museo Egizio
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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