15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Munot, and then stop by Altstadt Schaffhausen. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then visit Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and The Eiger. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harderkulm and Axalp. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Thun (Schloss Thun & Thunersee), Stockhorn (in Erlenbach im Simmental) and Reichenbach Waterfall (in Meiringen). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grosse Scheidegg.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along The Olive Grove Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, then stop by Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto. On your second day here, get great views at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in October; daily highs in Lugano reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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 6th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at La Vigna Di Leonardo, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally wander the streets of Brera District.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary website.

Drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice day trip website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Venice, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence itinerary maker website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and then have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then take in the awesome beauty at Colle Aventino, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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