18 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

Start: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation). On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online travel route builder .

Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil to Geneva is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto to Geneva. Traveling from Sao Jose Do Rio Preto in May, things will get little chillier in Geneva: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux journey planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the galleries of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then admire all the interesting features of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan itinerary site .

Take a train from Montreux to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt. There's much more to do: get great views at Gornergrat, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and Trümmelbachfälle. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Lauterbrunnen (Murrenbach Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen Village, & more) and First (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aletsch Glacier, First
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
First ©
First

1
night
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the views from Titlis Bridge and then hit the slopes at Mount Titlis.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Engelberg travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Mount Titlis ©
Mount Titlis

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Rhine Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday app .

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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