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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Riva del Carbon, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Venice. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
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 have some family-friendly fun at Transfinity VR Arcade.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Lugano, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have fun and explore at Heididorf - The Original and then take a stroll through Heididorf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Maienfeld travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Lugano to Maienfeld in 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maienfeld to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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Getting from Zermatt to Milan by train takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough 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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