9 days in Switzerland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Speed Boats Tours), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, get great views at Jungfraujoch, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt vacation website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Stresa.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Isola Bella, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Borromeo, and then steep yourself in history at Borromeo Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stresa holiday planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Stresa by train takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Borromeo Palace
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace

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