20 days in Switzerland, Milan & Annecy Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland, Milan & Annecy Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning site.

New York City, USA to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Milan due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tremezzina
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, glide through the air with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt tour app.

Take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy and then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with AIRMAX parapente, take in the awesome beauty at La Tournette, and then make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Annecy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. July in Annecy sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

AIRMAX parapente, Les Gorges du Fier
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
AIRMAX parapente ©
AIRMAX parapente
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and Palais des Nations, Genève. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Port d'Ouchy and Lac Leman. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Freddie Mercury Statue) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower, take a memorable tour with Golden Pass Railway, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lausanne journey site.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, Lac Leman, Gruyeres Castle
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Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hang Gliding Interlaken and Grossmunster. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Titlis (in Engelberg). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get lost in a book at Zentralbibliothek, stop by Old Town, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Hang Gliding Interlaken, Titlis
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Hang Gliding Interlaken ©
Hang Gliding Interlaken
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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