14 days in Switzerland, Austria & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Austria & Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland, Austria & Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geneva route maker site .

Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Geneva, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get much colder in Geneva: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Cathedrale de Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Tierpark Dahlholzli
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Prater and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning site .

Fly from Zurich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vienna to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in February, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Go for a jaunt from Milan to Bergamo to see La Citta Alta about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. February in Milan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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