41 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

41 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Murren, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Meiringen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Gadmen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights

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Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Go for a jaunt from Lugano to Genestrerio to see Agriloro about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte Bre, and stop by Inperfetta Vintage.

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Milan, Italy to Lugano is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. April in Lugano sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Step out of Locarno to go to Bellinzona and see Castelli di Bellinzona, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, head outdoors with Cimetta, and make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco.

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Getting from Lugano to Locarno by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

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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.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Locarno to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Montreux, Switzerland

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 1st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, and then try your luck at Casino de Montreux.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Casinos · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and finally make a trip to Musee Gruerien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Schwarzsee Lac Noir, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bulle, and then take in panoramic vistas at Mont Pelerin TV Tower.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Gruyeres trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Gruyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Gruyeres, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 5th (Tue), get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: walk around Gurten, explore the activities along Aare River, contemplate the long history of Simsonbrunnen, then admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, and finally get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Gruyeres to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Murren.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Murren, Switzerland

With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Murren trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Murren in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Murren

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Step out of Lauterbrunnen with an excursion to Sammlung Historischer Panzer der Armee in Thun--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, head outdoors with Air-Glaciers, S.A., pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

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Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Murren. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

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Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Lauterbrunnen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Vieille Ville de Thoune (in Thun), Tropenhaus Frutigen (in Frutigen) and Nature Park Blausee (in Blausee-Mitholz). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Interlaken journey planner.

Traveling by train from Grindelwald to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Meiringen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

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Meiringen, Switzerland

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Meiringen: Sachseln (Geographical Center of Switzerland & Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fiesch in Valais). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lungernersee, admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, and head outdoors with Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Meiringen travel app.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Meiringen in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Meiringen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gadmen.

Things to do in Meiringen

Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

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Gadmen, Switzerland

Gadmen is a former municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.On 1 January 2014, the former municipality of Gadmen merged into the municipality of Innertkirchen.The name Gadmen comes from the Old High German "gadum," meaning barn or small house, and was first mentioned in 1382.The municipality is in a municipal partnership with Volketswil in the Canton of Zürich.HistoryGadmen is first mentioned in 1382 as im Gadmen.During the Middle Ages, the Gadmen area was part of the Vogtei of Hasli and part of the Meiringen parish. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the activities along Gelmersee, don't miss a visit to Grimsel Pass, and then explore the striking landscape at Nufenen Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Sustenpass and then take a memorable drive along Furka Pass.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gadmen trip itinerary planning tool.

Gadmen is just a short distance from Meiringen. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Gadmen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gadmen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan online trip planner.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In May, Milan is a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.

Bernese Oberland travel guide

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Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
Surrounding Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Bernese Oberland embodies Swiss-style comfort with its richly decorated chalets. The region abounds with famous, family-friendly ski resorts; ski tours take you to pristine Alpine peaks offering skiing for all skill levels. Itineraries here can include ice climbing, ski sailing, and marvelling in the beauty of the Alps and mirroring lakes below. Find yourself at the top of the continent with a ride to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 m (11,332 ft) above sea level.