10 days in Switzerland, Italy & Islamabad Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Italy & Islamabad Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland, Italy & Islamabad Itinerary

Start: Islamabad, Pakistan
1
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  7​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
5
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Islamabad, Pakistan

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day
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Faisal Mosque, get great views at Daman-e-Koh, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Margalla Hills.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Islamabad trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major airport is New Islamabad International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque
Daman-e-Koh ©
Daman-e-Koh

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, take a stroll through Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Islamabad to Zurich. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in October, you will find days in Zurich are colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Zermatt using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Venice in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, and then shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amalfi trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Amalfi in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Amalfi at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia Lannio, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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