38 days in Italy, Switzerland & City of San Marino Itinerary

38 days in Italy, Switzerland & City of San Marino Itinerary

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38 days in Italy, Switzerland & City of San Marino Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
City of San Marino, San Marino
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Pienza, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
16
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Enoteca Iemmallo. Go for a jaunt from Milan to Introzzo to see Monte Legnoncino about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, steep yourself in history at Quercia Storica di Piazza XXIV Maggio, and admire the striking features of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

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Singapore, Singapore to Milan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Milan is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Milan reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

2
nights
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza Duomo, and then engage your brain at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, then stroll through Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Stenico, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Molveno.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento tour planner .

Traveling by car from Milan to Trento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Trento. You will leave for Verona on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Trento

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lago di Molveno, Castello Di Stenico
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze

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nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona tour planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Verona sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 30th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Statua di Elena Cornaro Piscopia, explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, then explore the wide array of goods at Via Altinate, then stop by Incantesimi di Alberto, and finally examine the collection at Esapolis - Museo Vivente degli insetti.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Padua trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Padua sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Modena.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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nights
Modena, Italy

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, then do a tasting at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Modena day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Padua to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Modena sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to City of San Marino.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Borgo Castell'Arquato, Fidenza Village
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti

3
nights
City of San Marino, San Marino

City of San Marino ©
The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, step into the grandiose world of Guaita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Marino, then contemplate the long history of Piazza della Liberta, and finally examine the collection at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo delle Curiosità - San Marino, look for gifts at Fantini Pelletteria, then get in on the family fun at San Marino Adventures, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our City of San Marino trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Modena to City of San Marino in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Modena in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in City of San Marino, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pienza.

Things to do in City of San Marino

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Marino Adventures
Highlights from your plan
San Marino Adventures ©
San Marino Adventures
Guaita ©
Guaita
Mount Titan ©
Mount Titan

2
nights
Pienza, Italy

Pienza ©
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, steep yourself in history at San Quirico d'Orcia, then appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia, then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Piccolomini, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo Le Celle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crete Senesi, and then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Pienza online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from City of San Marino to Pienza takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from City of San Marino, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pienza, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Pienza

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Val d'Orcia, Crete Senesi, Eremo Le Celle
Highlights from your plan
Val d'Orcia ©
Val d'Orcia
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Crete Senesi ©
Crete Senesi

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nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena. Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Comune Di Certaldo, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and then shop like a local with Silvia Tanganelli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Pienza to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Siena, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Genoa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Comune Di Certaldo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, and then take a stroll through Boccadasse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Siena to Genoa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Siena in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

5
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Egizio and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. For shopping fun, head to Claudia Lotta Sweet Designer or Via Roma. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Superga, steep yourself in history at Tempio Israelitico, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bern in December, Turin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

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nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, then admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Lausanne trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Turin to Lausanne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then gear up at Molitor, and finally play a few rounds at Minigolf.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald Museum, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
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 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Egelsee and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, view the masterpieces at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the activities along Thunersee, then admire the local landmark of Schutzenbrunnen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern journey builder tool .

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turin.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Thunersee
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Thunersee ©
Thunersee

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern. On the next day, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich online travel planner .

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair, then take some stellar pictures from Diavolezza, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Engadine, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Corvatsch, and then don't miss a visit to The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Moritz road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Piz Corvatsch ©
Piz Corvatsch
Engadine ©
Engadine

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night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Drogheria Cirla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan online route planner .

Take a train from Modena to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drogheria Cirla
Highlights from your plan
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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