10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Islamabad Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Islamabad Itinerary

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10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Islamabad Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
1
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Positano, Italy
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
7
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan


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Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pakistan Monument Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Faisal Mosque, and then take some stellar pictures from Margalla Hills.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Islamabad online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airport is New Islamabad International Airport. In October in Islamabad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Museums
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Pakistan Monument Museum ©
Pakistan Monument Museum

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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 2nd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Islamabad to Venice. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Venice. When traveling from Islamabad in October, plan for colder days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Lugano trip app .

You can drive from Venice to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Lugano, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

You can drive from Lugano to Lauterbrunnen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 6th (Sun), trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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day
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Positano takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione and then kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally stroll through Lido di Ravello.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip tool .

Amalfi is very close to Positano. In October, daytime highs in Amalfi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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