6 days in Switzerland, Italy & Nice Itinerary

6 days in Switzerland, Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Gstaad, Switzerland
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Domodossola, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 1 day
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich driving holiday app.

Florence, Italy to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You'll set off for Gstaad on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. On the 8th (Wed), trek along Lake Lauenen - Geltenhutte SAC - Lauenensee and then hike along Lauenensee Loop Trail.

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You can drive from Zurich to Gstaad in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Domodossola.

Things to do in Gstaad

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Domodossola, Italy

— 1 night
Domodossola is a city and comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the region of Piedmont, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza del Mercato and then look for gifts at Casa Vinicola Garrone S.N.C.

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Drive from Gstaad to Domodossola in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Domodossola are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Domodossola

Shopping
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Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 10th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then make a trip to Place Massena, and then examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice trip website.

You can drive from Domodossola to Nice in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Domodossola in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Nice

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Lucca, Italy

— 1 day

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucca online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Nice to Lucca in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Lucca, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lucca

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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.

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.