11 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Dallas, United States

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online day trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dallas to Milan, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Milan reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 23rd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

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Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Lauterbrunnen Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip app .

Getting from Lugano to Grindelwald by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

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Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

1
night
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum HR Giger.

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Getting from Locarno to Lenk im Simmental by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Locarno in December; daily highs in Lenk im Simmental reach 34°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

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