17 days in Lake Como, Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

17 days in Lake Como, Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

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Como, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, stop by Tea World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como online trip maker.

Doha, Qatar to Como is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Como. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in August: high temperatures in Como hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 12 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Chapel Bridge, &more), Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Spend the 20th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip website.

Getting from Como to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Como in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 day

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."