19 days in Switzerland, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Andermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
9
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, Head underground at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, pause for some photo ops at Hommage des Colonies Etrangeres Statue, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo tour itinerary planner .

Seattle, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Monte-Carlo is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
Tremezzina, Italy

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Anglican Church of the Ascension. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, join in the after-dark buzz at Chiosco Villa Carlotta, and then stroll through Villa Carlotta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tremezzina route planning tool .

Getting from Monte-Carlo to Tremezzina by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Tremezzina. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Museums Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Castello di Vezio
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Chiosco Villa Carlotta ©
Chiosco Villa Carlotta

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online day trip planner .

Getting from Tremezzina to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tremezzina in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then see the interesting displays at Sherlock Holmes Museum. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Andermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sherlock Holmes Museum
Highlights from your plan
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Sherlock Holmes Museum ©
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

1
night
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get outside with Furka Pass, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Andermatt road trip app .

You can drive from Lucerne to Andermatt in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Andermatt

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, Furka Pass
Highlights from your plan
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo ©
Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, contemplate the long history of Bergfuhrerdenkmal, then don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga and then cruise along Gornergrat.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andermatt to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

1
night
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 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bern itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Lausanne. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Gruyeres Castle, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lausanne road trip planner.

Take a train from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Freddie Mercury Statue
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
Highlights from your plan
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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