16 days in Switzerland, Italy & Munich Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Italy & Munich Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights

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Munich, Germany

Munich ©

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lenbachhaus and Old Town. NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen and FC Bayern Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Regensburg (Cathedral of St Peter's, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of BMW Headquarters, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munich trip planning website.

Houston, USA to Munich is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Munich. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Munich: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Lenbachhaus
4.6
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.8
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World heritage site
Cathedral of St Peter's
4.7

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, wander the streets of Niederdorf, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and finally steep yourself in history at Museggmauer. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, then steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and finally take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich travel planner.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Niederdorf
4.6
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Church
Jesuitenkirche
4.6
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Religious Site
Hofkirche
4.5

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Zahringerbrunnen, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, wander the streets of Matte, then don't miss a visit to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and finally contemplate the long history of Simsonbrunnen. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, then examine the collection at Museum of Communication, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Art and History.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bern tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Museum of Art and History
4.3
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Religious Site
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
4.6

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 18th (Sun), cool off at Bains des Paquis, explore the ancient world of Roman Columns, examine the collection at Musee Ariana, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then learn about all things military at Musee Militaire Genevois, and finally glide through the air with Centre Geneve de Vol Libre – Paradelta. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Musee Barbier-Mueller.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Geneva trip simple and quick.

Traveling by train from Bern to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Geneva sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

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Como, Italy

Como ©

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 20th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, and then tour the water at your own pace with AC Boat.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Como tour site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Como takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Como, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Must see
Villa Carlotta
4.7
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Kayaking / Canoeing
AC Boat
4.5

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see La Casa Maledetta, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally see the interesting displays at Armani Silos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip planning website.

Getting from Como to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

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