18 days in Switzerland, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Croatia & Venice Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Barenpark (in Bern). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Interlaken holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Interlaken to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Krka National Park (in Skradin), Speed Boats Tours (in Trogir) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanish Fortress). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Split day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Split, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Walls of Dubrovnik, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.