17 days in Switzerland, Monza & Tirano Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Monza & Tirano Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Lucerne
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Monza, Italy
— Few hours
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Tirano, Italy
— Few hours
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Chur, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Dunedin Airport

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, fly like a bird with Paragliding Luzern, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planning app.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Lucerne is an approximately 37-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Dunedin to Lucerne, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Altstadt Luzern ©
Neighborhood
Altstadt Luzern
4.5
Rigi ©
Mountain
Rigi
4.7
Paragliding Luzern ©
Parasailing / Paragliding
Paragliding Luzern
4.9

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St. Gallen, Switzerland

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get advice or help at Stiftsbibliothek, pause for some serene contemplation at Kathedrale St.Gallen, see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and finally look for gifts at Flauderei.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Gallen online route planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to St. Gallen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in St. Gallen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Textile Museum St.Gallen ©
Specialty Museum
Textile Museum St.Gallen
3.9
St Mauritius Church ©
Religious Site
St Mauritius Church
4.9
Museum Appenzell ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Appenzell
4.4

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Sciffmandli, stroll through Rhine Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Munsterkirche, then step into the grandiose world of Munot, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Johann.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Schaffhausen holiday planner.

You can drive from St. Gallen to Schaffhausen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Munot ©
Castle
Munot
4.7
Rhine Falls ©
Waterfall
Rhine Falls
4.7
Munsterkirche ©
Church
Munsterkirche
4.0

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Lucerne, Switzerland

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne travel route planning app.

You can take a train from Schaffhausen to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Lugano on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lugano planner.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Lugano in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lugano, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monza.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Lugano ©
Water Body
Lake Lugano
4.7
Monte Bre ©
Mountain
Monte Bre
4.4

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Monza, Italy

Monza is a city and comune on the River Lambro, a tributary of the Po in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15km north-northeast of Milan. For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Monza trip planner.

You can take a train from Lugano to Monza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Monza are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for Tirano on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Monza

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Tirano, Italy

Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirano travel planner.

Getting from Monza to Tirano by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, Tirano is slightly colder than Monza - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. You'll set off for St. Moritz on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Tirano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

1
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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Muottas Muragl.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz journey builder.

Getting from Tirano to St. Moritz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Muottas Muragl ©
Mountain
Muottas Muragl
4.7

few
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Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chur tour planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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Zermatt, Switzerland

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 8th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery and then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip tool.

Take a train from Chur to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation
Highlights from your trip
Gornergrat ©
Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
Sunnegga ©
Observation Deck
Sunnegga
4.5

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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. On your second day here, do a tasting at Alain Chollet Winery, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chaplin's World ©
Children’s Museum
Chaplin's World
4.7

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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.
For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Interlaken vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Wengen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen, and then take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wengen trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Wengen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Jungfraujoch ©
Must see
Jungfraujoch
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Grindelwald-First ©
Ski Area
Grindelwald-First
4.6
The Eiger ©
Mountain
The Eiger
4.9

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Markuskirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Lucerne Station and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planning site.

Getting from Wengen to Lucerne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Lake Lucerne ©
Must see
Lake Lucerne
4.8
Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Mt Pilatus ©
Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7

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