15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Innsbruck Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Innsbruck Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Lucerne road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Swissminiatur, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and then stroll around Parco Ciani.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lugano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lucerne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 19th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then find something for the whole family at Leolandia, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks · Shopping

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Verona, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Prato della Valle, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump and then see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, then explore the activities along Achensee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stadtpfarrkirche.

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Drive from Venice to Innsbruck in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in July: high temperatures in Innsbruck hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

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.