30 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Verbier, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 7 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Chaplin's World in Corsier-sur-Vevey, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva attractions planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 5th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, then do a tasting at Domaine de Chambleau, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage, then stroll through Vallee du Gotteron, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Pins.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Neuchatel trip maker site.

Drive from Geneva to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Verbier.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Verbier, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. On the 7th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with Go-Diving, then fly down the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, and then look for gifts at Ski Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Verbier online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Verbier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Aletsch Glacier and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Anzere (in Anzere) and Riederalp (in Riederalp). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get great views at Gornergrat, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Verbier to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Communication and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seebad Eich and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Bourbaki Panorama, &more), Witzweg (in Heiden) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monte San Giorgio and Castelgrande. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Cantonale Giovanni Zust and Museo d'arte Mendrisio. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Cascate di Santa Petronilla (in Biasca) and Campra (in Olivone). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, explore the world behind art at Museo del Trasparente, and walk around Parco Ciani.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lugano driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Lugano, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 7 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Piazza delle Erbe and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio), Turin (Galleria Sabauda, Museo Egizio, &more) and Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan sightseeing website.

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 by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.