12 days in Genoa & Swiss Alps Itinerary

12 days in Genoa & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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12 days in Genoa & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Genoa, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Andermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h
End: New York City, United States

3
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza & Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis), Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, wander the streets of Portovenere, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner .

New York City, USA to Genoa is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
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, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Andermatt.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

1
night
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. On the 24th (Wed), get outside with Furka Pass, then take in the awesome beauty at St Gotthard Pass, then examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Andermatt trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Andermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Andermatt

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St Gotthard Pass, Furka Pass
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Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
St Gotthard Pass ©
St Gotthard Pass
Teufelsbrucke ©
Teufelsbrucke

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Parco Civico, stroll through Monte San Salvatore, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls and then steep yourself in history at Monte San Giorgio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Andermatt to Lugano in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monte San Giorgio, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

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