14 days in Switzerland, Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Meiringen
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Meiringen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
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Meiringen, Switzerland — 1 night

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt, take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Waterfall.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Meiringen visit planner.

Perth, Australia to Meiringen is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Meiringen is minus 7 hours. In July, Meiringen is somewhat warmer than Perth - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Wengen.
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Wengen, Switzerland — 3 nights

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Explore hidden gems such as Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Maennlichen. Step out of the city life by going to Jungfraujoch and The Eiger. Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen (Staubbach Waterfall & Lauterbrunnen Village). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier and take in the awesome beauty at Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen.

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You can take a train from Meiringen to Wengen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Wengen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train 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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, tour along fresh powder with Sunnegga, then contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Wengen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 3 nights

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brevent Cable Car and Lac Blanc. Escape the urban bustle at Aiguille du Midi and Glacier des Bossons. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille des Grands Montets, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, fly down the slopes at Vallee Blanche, and get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix travel planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Chamonix by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Trento.
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Trento, Italy — 2 nights

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Ponale Road Path and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Smeraldo and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon Rio Sass.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trento online travel planner.

Getting from Chamonix to Trento by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 2 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Ex Gallerie and then stroll through Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

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You can drive from Trento to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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