9 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planning app.

Manchester, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in June, you will find days in Geneva are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Bahnhofstrasse. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Katzensee, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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 (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), get a new perspective on things with Turati Centro Nautico Lario, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lido Villa Olmo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Como vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Como takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, Como is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Beaches

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."