7 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

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7 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Maienfeld, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Riva del Carbon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11-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 Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lugano.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally get your game on at Transfinity VR Arcade.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Lugano sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maienfeld.

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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Maienfeld, Switzerland

Maienfeld ©
Maienfeld is a municipality in the Landquart Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have fun and explore at Heididorf - The Original and then stroll through Heididorf.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to Maienfeld takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

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Heididorf ©
Heididorf
Heididorf - The Original ©
Heididorf - The Original

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zermatt online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maienfeld to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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