18 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Luanda, Angola
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Luanda, Angola


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4
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Bring the kids along to Aquarium of Genoa and Old Port. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Pisa, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take a stroll through Boccadasse, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner .

Luanda, Angola to Genoa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Luanda in April: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 20°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Pisa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Old Port ©
Old Port
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 8th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, have some family-friendly fun at Transfinity VR Arcade, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parco Villa Florida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): engage your brain at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, then look for gifts at Gioielleria Preziosi, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary app .

Drive from Genoa to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lugano, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Monte San Giorgio
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Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, Museo Egizio, & more), Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Verona (Liston, Arena di Verona, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, see La Casa Maledetta, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Gardaland Park
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Bern (Schutzenbrunnen & Aare River) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, get your game on at Virtual Room, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Geneva by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, Geneva is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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