12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Burgenstock, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Bergamo, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Serravalle Scrivia, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 1 day
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Zurich is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Burgenstock.
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Burgenstock, Switzerland — 2 nights

On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Victorinox Factory Store, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sattel Hochstuckli, and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Meggenhorn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Burgenstock journey planner.

Drive from Zurich to Burgenstock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Burgenstock sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): gain a rich perspective with Sherlock Holmes Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Burgenstock to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation planner.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Como.
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Como, Italy — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele and then stop by Libreria Ubik.

To find out how to plan a trip to Como, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in May: high temperatures in Como hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turin road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Como in May, you will find days in Turin are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). You will leave for Como on the 14th (Sat).
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Como, Italy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take advantage of the amenities at Lido Villa Olmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then contemplate the long history of Broletto.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Turin to Como takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Como, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bergamo.
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Bergamo, Italy — 1 day

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Accademia Carrara, browse the different shops at Oriocenter, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola La Brugherata, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergamo tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Como to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

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

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Serravalle Scrivia.
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Serravalle Scrivia, Italy — 1 day

Serravalle Scrivia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km southeast of Turin and about 25km southeast of Alessandria.Serravalle Scrivia borders the following municipalities: Arquata Scrivia, Cassano Spinola, Gavi, Novi Ligure, Stazzano, and Vignole Borbera.HistoryThe settlement was probably founded by the inhabitants of the Roman city of Libarna after the destruction of that city in 452 AD.From 1122 Serravalle Scrivia belonged to the bishops of Tortona, until they ceded it to the commune of Tortona, in exchange for the defence of their lands. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Area Archeologica di Libarna, then contemplate the long history of Forte di Gavi, then look for gifts at Forno dell'Antica Ricetta, and finally stop by Serravalle Designer Outlet.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Serravalle Scrivia trip maker app.

You can drive from Milan to Serravalle Scrivia in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in May, with highs in Serravalle Scrivia at 64°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Serravalle Scrivia to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Serravalle Scrivia in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You will leave for Castelnuovo del Garda on the 18th (Wed).
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy — 1 day

Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. On the 18th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Natura Viva, and then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Castelnuovo del Garda trip planning app.

Drive from Milan to Castelnuovo del Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Castelnuovo del Garda, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnuovo del Garda to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (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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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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