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

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

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Start: New York City, United States
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
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Speed Boats Tours), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and wander the streets of Old Town.

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New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Isola Bella, thentake in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, and then admire the striking features of Borromeo Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stresa trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Stresa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Borromeo Palace
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace

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