15 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Wengen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
5
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

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

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary builder site .

Drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Bussalp. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wengen route maker tool .

Drive from Lucerne to Wengen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Bussalp
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Bussalp ©
Bussalp

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 nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt route maker tool .

Getting from Wengen to Zermatt by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Como.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with Lake Como Adventures, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Como travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Como takes 5.5 hours. In October in Como, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Tremezzina
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Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Como to Milan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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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