8 days in Switzerland & Varenna Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Varenna Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland & Varenna Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Wengen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 15​min
3
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich holiday tool .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Wengen.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

2
nights
Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Molitor, play a few rounds at Minigolf, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wengen Day Trips.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wengen trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Wengen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Wengen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

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night
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz
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To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz online day trip planner .

You can drive from Wengen to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wengen in July, you will find days in St. Moritz are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Varenna.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Outdoors Parks Nature

2
nights
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Carlotta and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Tranquilla and Sentiero del Viandante. When in Varenna, make a side trip to see Riserva Naturale Val di Mello in Val Masino, approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riva Bianca Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varenna travel route tool .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Varenna takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in July; daily highs in Varenna reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Carlotta, Riva Bianca Beach, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, i Giardini di Villa Melzi, Spiaggia Tranquilla
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi

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