23 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
1
Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Canazei, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Gravedona, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
8
San Martino di Castrozza, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Visiting Lake Lugano and Monte San Salvatore will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Morbio Inferiore (Percorso del Cemento & Parco delle Gole della Breggia), Lungolago Di Ascona (in Ascona) and Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino (in Locarno). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, get great views at Monte Bre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, and walk around Parco Civico.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lugano journey planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lugano is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Lugano is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Lugano at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Morbio Inferiore, Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, Lungolago Di Ascona, Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Orta San Giulio (Piazza Motta & Lake Orta), i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Valle Vertova (in Vertova). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and don't miss a visit to Life Electric.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Como online trip planner .

Como is just a stone's throw from Lugano. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Como

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Bellagio, Corni di Canzo, Valle Vertova
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I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

2
nights
Canazei, Italy

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. On the 8th (Sat), hike along Sass Pordoi, then get great views at Sentiero Viel del Pan, then get outside with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Gardena. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rifugio Boe, make a trip to Funivia Pass Pordoi, then stroll through Ciclabile delle Dolomiti di Fiemme e Fassa, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Val de San Nicolo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canazei vacation website.

Traveling by car from Como to Canazei takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gravedona.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Val Gardena, Val de San Nicolo
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Val Gardena ©
Val Gardena
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

2
nights
Gravedona, Italy

Gravedona ©
Gravedona was a comune of Como Province, Italy. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Parco Valle Albano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla, and finally grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gravedona route planner.

Traveling by car from Canazei to Gravedona takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Canazei in August: highs in Gravedona hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gravedona

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Orrido di Bellano, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
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Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso ©
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio ©
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Gornergrat and Aletsch Glacier. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Mont-Fort (in Verbier) and Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge (in Sierre). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Anniviers, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Gravedona to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Val d'Anniviers, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge, Mont-Fort
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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 15th (Sat): make a trip to The Nine Towers and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get outside with Sonnenberg, examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 4 hours. August in Lucerne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Titlis
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis
Sonnenberg ©
Sonnenberg
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Hohematte Park in Interlaken--about 1 hour away. Enjoy Lucerne some more: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilatus Luzern, look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lucerne tour planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Interlaken
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Rigi ©
Rigi

3
nights
San Martino di Castrozza, Italy

San Martino di Castrozza ©
Passo Rolle has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), head outdoors with Scuola Sci Dolomiti, then take in the awesome beauty at Cima della Rosetta, and then trek along Passo Rolle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Val del Mis, then hike along Cadini del Brenton, and then identify plant and animal life at Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martino di Castrozza trip planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to San Martino di Castrozza in 7 hours. Traveling from Lucerne in August, you will find days in San Martino di Castrozza are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Martino di Castrozza

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sospirolo, Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino
Highlights from your plan
Val del Mis ©
Val del Mis

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