16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Tijuana, Mexico
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Lecco, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
6
Landsberg am Lech, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Augsburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Tijuana, Mexico

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Lecco, Italy

Lecco ©
Lecco is a city of 48,131 inhabitants in Lombardy, northern Italy, 50km north of Milan, the capital of the province of Lecco. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piani D'Erna.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lecco trip planner.

Tijuana, Mexico to Lecco is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Tijuana to Lecco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tijuana in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lecco, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Lecco

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Piani D'Erna ©
Piani D'Erna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then wander the streets of Brera District.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Take a train from Lecco to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Brera District ©
Brera District
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne online travel planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Lucerne to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Seebad Eich
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Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get behind the scenes at Chocolat Frey Visitor Center and then wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Augusta Raurica, then see the interesting displays at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at CityBeach Messe.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Basel road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Basel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Augusta Raurica, Chocolat Frey Visitor Center
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Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel ©
Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning tool.

Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Landsberg am Lech.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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night
Landsberg am Lech, Germany

Landsberg am Lech ©
Landsberg am Lech is a town in southwest Bavaria, Germany, about 65 kilometers west of Munich and 35 kilometers south of Augsburg. On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Wallfahhrtskirche St. Georg Auerberg and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pilgrimage Church of Wies.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Landsberg am Lech trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Landsberg am Lech takes 3 hours. July in Landsberg am Lech sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Augsburg.

Things to do in Landsberg am Lech

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Worthsee, Wallfahhrtskirche St. Georg Auerberg, Strandbad St. Alban, Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Strandbad St. Alban ©
Strandbad St. Alban
Worthsee ©
Worthsee

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Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg ©
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): wander the streets of Fuggerei, then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Deutschland, and then examine the collection at Museum Lutherstiege. On the next day, examine the collection at Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum, then examine the collection at Textil- und Industriemuseum, then see the interesting displays at Mozarthaus Augsburg, and finally explore the historical opulence of Harburg Castle.

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You can drive from Landsberg am Lech to Augsburg in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Augsburg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Munich.

Things to do in Augsburg

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harburg Castle, LEGOLAND Deutschland
Highlights from your plan
Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum ©
Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei
LEGOLAND Deutschland ©
LEGOLAND Deutschland

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and BMW Museum. Get in touch with nature at Starnberger See and Strandbad Ubersee. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Strandbad Seeon in Seeon--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take a stroll through Haidhausen.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich driving holiday website.

You can take a train from Augsburg to Munich in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Strandbad Seeon, Starnberger See, Strandbad Ubersee
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Starnberger See ©
Starnberger See
BMW Museum ©
BMW Museum

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