20 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Menaggio
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Menaggio, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Sciffmandli & Rhine Falls), St Gallus Catholic Church (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Alfred Escher monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich tour planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Montevideo in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Grindelwald online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bern trip builder app.

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Geneva (Lake Geneva, Palais des Nations, Genève, &more) and Montreux (Montreux Lakeside & Freddie Mercury Statue). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne attractions planner.

Drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 15th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then get interesting insight from Forest Fun Park Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with Airvolution, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip maker website.

You can drive from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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Menaggio, Italy

Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Chiesa di S. Leonardo (in Dervio) and Bellagio (La Punta Spartivento, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Menaggio driving holiday tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Menaggio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Menaggio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Menaggio

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Canton of Bern travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."