25 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, then visit Niederdorf, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally stop by Maurice de Mauriac.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Maennlichen Romantic Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Allmendhubel, &more), Thun (Thunersee & Obere Hauptgasse) and Maennlichen Royal Walk (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, stroll through The Eiger, head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and skim along the rocks with Swissraft Activity.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Stellisee, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take in the views from Hangebrucke, then pause for some photo ops at Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and finally make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then trek along 5-Seenweg, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Grunsee.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. 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 Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

4
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Milan, Italy

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Villa Necchi Campiglio. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Monza (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Parco di Monza). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni) and Siena (Torre del Mangia, Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, &more). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

5
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Ponte dell'Accademia. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and step off the mainland to explore Lido.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.