17 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + Train:  19 h
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Sun), see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then cruise along Gornergrat. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online tour builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Zermatt is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and then ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, stroll through Gurten, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, then contemplate the long history of Simsonbrunnen, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
Gurten ©
Gurten

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip builder.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and visit Old Town.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Verona (Galleria Dello Scudo, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo del Touring Club Italiano.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Milan is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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