11 days in Switzerland, Milan & Sorrento Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Milan & Sorrento Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 21st (Sun), take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bern is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bern, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Montreux, Switzerland — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip app.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip site.

Getting from Montreux to Zermatt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online day trip planner.

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. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 3 nights

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forum and Basilica di Sant'Antonino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Pompeii (Lupanar & Villa dei Misteri) and Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive & Cloister del Paradiso). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and explore the activities along Marina di Puolo.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then wander the streets of Old Town.

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You can fly from Sorrento to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sorrento in August, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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