4 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

4 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
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Crema, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Milan due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Milan at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

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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.
To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lugano trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Lugano, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Como on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Como, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Como trip planner.

Como is just a stone's throw from Lugano. October in Como sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Crema.

Things to do in Como

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Crema, Italy

— 1 night
Crema is a city and comune in the province of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Crema.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Crema trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Como to Crema in 1.5 hours. October in Crema sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Crema

Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice day trip planning website.

Drive from Crema to Venice in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

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."