38 days in Switzerland, Vaduz & Milan Itinerary

38 days in Switzerland, Vaduz & Milan Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Sion, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Fribourg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 3 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Schipfe 51 Jackson. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Manila, Philippines to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. In November, Zurich is colder than Manila - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, get engrossed in the history at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Lucerne sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): trek along The Eiger, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then wander the streets of Alpiglen, and finally look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald holiday planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Lotschental Valley. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then trek along North face Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen travel route app.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Grindelwald. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, then look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Trotti-Bike Niederhorn, then get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interlaken journey tool.

Interlaken is very close to Lauterbrunnen. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure · Tours

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Thun, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Schwabis Thun. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thun holiday app.

Thun is very close to Interlaken. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Zermatt.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery and then play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through 5-Seenweg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

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You can take a train from Thun to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Sion on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

Sion, Switzerland

— 1 night
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sion route website.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Sion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Sion sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Geneva.

Things to do in Sion

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sion to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 1 night

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, then identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon. On your second day here, get great views at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Fribourg.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

Fribourg, Switzerland

— 1 night
The canton of Fribourg is located in western Switzerland. On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Vallee du Gotteron, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage, and then examine the collection at Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fribourg tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Fribourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Fribourg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Fribourg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Matte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Kornhausbrucke, then get outside with Etang de la Gruere, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taubenlochschlucht, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bern planning site.

Bern is very close to Fribourg. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Basel, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basel Minster and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Basel's Old Town and Fondation Beyeler. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basel: Funks Ballonfahrten (in Wolfwil), Kloster Mariastein (in Metzerlen-Mariastein) and Region Wasserfallen (in Reigoldswil). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Jean Tinguely Museum, contemplate the long history of Predigerkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Leonhardskirche, and make a trip to Rathaus.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Arbon. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Seealpsee, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brauerei Locher AG, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bleicheli Stadtlounge.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the St. Gallen route builder tool.

You can take a train from Basel to St. Gallen in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in St. Gallen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 3 nights
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Get some historical perspective at Vaduz Castle and Cathedral of St. Florin. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Mamerten Kapelle and Postal Museum. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein, tour the pleasant surroundings at Galina Falcon Center, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and hit the slopes at Ski Resort Malbun.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaduz trip builder site.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Vaduz takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Vaduz

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
St.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Burial Church of Santa Maria, and then take a memorable drive along Val Fex. Keep things going the next day: catch a ride on Bergbahnen Motta Naluns, then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, then get to know the fascinating history of Segantini hut, and finally steep yourself in history at Leaning Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaduz to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, then make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then work some fitness into your day at Tibetan bridge "Carasc", and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Bellinzone. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tamborini Vini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, then hike along The Olive Grove Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lugano online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from St. Moritz to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Moritz in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lugano, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino and then explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online holiday maker.

You can take a bus from Lugano to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

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.