24 days in Switzerland & Northwest Italy Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Brisbane, Australia
Fly + train:  28​h
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 10 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Murren, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  30​min
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Brisbane, Australia

9
days
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kids will appreciate attractions like VerticAlp Emosson and Sentier des Planetes. Explore hidden gems such as Gornergrat and Swiss Ski School Saas Fee. Venture out of the city with trips to Labyrinthe Aventure (in Evionnaz), Premier Alpine Centre SA (in Nendaz) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, identify plant and animal life at Mont-Fort, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning app .

Brisbane, Australia to Zermatt is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Zermatt is minus 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Glacier 3000, Mont-Fort, Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes, VerticAlp Emosson
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VerticAlp Emosson ©
VerticAlp Emosson
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Labyrinthe Aventure
Mont-Fort ©
Mont-Fort

2
days
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Lotschberg Base Tunnel and then identify plant and animal life at Oeschinensee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the awesome beauty at Allmendhubel.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Murren holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jungfraujoch.

Things to do in Murren

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Oeschinen Lake, Lauterbrunnen Village, Lotschberg Base Tunnel
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Allmendhubel ©
Allmendhubel
Lotschberg Base Tunnel ©
Lotschberg Base Tunnel

2
days
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Mad Cow, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip site .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Murren. September in Interlaken sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Interlaken

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Meiringen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

2
days
Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Villa del Balbianello and then get outside with Parco Avventura Bergamo. On the next day, get great views at Balcone D' Italia and then kick back and relax at Le Serenelle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Como tour planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Balcone D' Italia, Parco Avventura Bergamo, Le Serenelle, Villa del Balbianello
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Parco Avventura Bergamo ©
Parco Avventura Bergamo
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Balcone D' Italia ©
Balcone D' Italia

2
days
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Certosa di Pavia, snap pictures at Ponte Coperto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, and then steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Pavia, Certosa di Pavia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aqualandia and Dorsoduro. Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and St. Mark's Square. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip builder app .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aqualandia
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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