32 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry to Igoumenitsa, Drive to Nafplio
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Nafplio, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva online itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Geneva is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August; daily highs in Geneva reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken attractions website.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Geneva in August, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Baumli (in Winterthur). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 30th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle Verzasca, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally walk around Parco Ciani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, then buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lugano trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, Lugano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Como, Italy

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Orta, look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall, steep yourself in history at Piazza Motta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary planning website.

Como is just a stone's throw from Lugano. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Milan tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Como to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

4
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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Milan to Athens in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Athens. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Athens reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mykonos Town: Naxos Town (Old Town, Naos tou Apollona - Portara, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip app.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fira day trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Corfu Town, Greece

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Corfu Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Corfu Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fira in September since evenings lows in Corfu Town dip to 21°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nafplio.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Archea Korinthos, then learn about winemaking at Ktima Palivou, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiryns, take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nafplio online attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Corfu Town to Nafplio in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Corfu Town in September, Nafplio is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Nafplio to Athens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Corfu travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Specialty Museums · Bars & Clubs
Island of the Phaeacians
Designated as a World Heritage Site, Corfu retains many reminders of the island's Venetian, British, and French heritage.The northernmost of the Ionian Islands, the mild-weathered city made it into mythology as the idyllic place where Poseidon enjoyed marital bliss with the nymph Korkyra. Allegedly named after this mythical beauty, the island offers a blend of well-developed seaside areas and pristine mountain ranges, popular with both package tourists and casual backpackers. The island's top attraction remains the pleasant city of Corfu, an architectural gem made for sightseeing on foot. The island also serves as a convenient jumping-off point for tours of the Albanian and Italian coastlines.