11 days in Switzerland & Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

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Chicago, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Zurich. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by Laderach, fly like a bird with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen.

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Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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Geneva, Switzerland

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 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Nyon, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, then examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then take in the waterfront at Pointe de la Jonction, then examine the collection at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient, and finally view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Geneva, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Genoa, Italy

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 23rd (Thu), put a fun spin on your tour with Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more, admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Rosso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo San Giorgio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio.

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You can drive from Geneva to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in July, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Milan, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then contemplate the long history of Cappella Colleoni, and finally take some stellar pictures from Campanone o Torre Civica.

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Drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in July, Milan is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.