16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Laderach, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Zermatt is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Laderach ©
Laderach

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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 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the historical opulence of Rothenfluh Ruins, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen ©
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bern day trip app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Barenpark ©
Barenpark
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning app.

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Luzern, then get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planning website.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano day trip planning website.

Getting from Lucerne to Lugano by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in November, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Tamborini Vini ©
Tamborini Vini
Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia ©
Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning app.

Drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then view the masterpieces at Clet's Studio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For shopping fun, head to ALEFBET or Via Condotti. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get a taste of the local shopping with Trevimage, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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