16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Sun), head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, take a stroll through Niederdorf, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally visit Schanzengraben Canal.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich tour planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Zurich reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Drink-Shop Luzern, then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and then head outdoors with Sonnenberg.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
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Rigi ©
Rigi
Sonnenberg ©
Sonnenberg
Drink-Shop Luzern ©
Drink-Shop Luzern

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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 25th (Wed): get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A. and then get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, then stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online trip maker.

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 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Walk of Climb. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, travel the rails with Gornergrat, and then look for gifts at Laderach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt itinerary app.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Kapelle Winkelmatten ©

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then shop like a local with M.G. Design, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in November, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and look for gifts at Bottega Del Pantheon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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