18 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
6
Verbier, Switzerland
— 1 day
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Cathedral of Cremona. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Brera Districtfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Borgo Castell'Arquato (in Castell'Arquato), Lago d'Iseo (in Iseo) and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, meet the residents at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Borgo Castell'Arquato, Lago d'Iseo, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Cathedral of Cremona, Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

1
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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

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You can drive from Milan to Lugano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
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Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello
Santa Maria degli Angioli ©
Santa Maria degli Angioli
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano

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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 12th (Wed): make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally look for gifts at Laderach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lugano to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Areuse, then examine the collection at International Museum of Watches, and then meet the residents at Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau.

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You can drive from Zermatt to Neuchatel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Gorges de l'Areuse
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Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Shop till you drop at Central Sport and Molitor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maennlichen and Kleine Scheidegg. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen (Alpia Sport + Mode & Swiss Made Shop Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Grindelwald-First, look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online trip maker.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Verbier.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wengen, Interlaken, Staubbach Waterfall, Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Verbier, Switzerland

Verbier ©
Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort, then fly like a bird with Flyverbier, then stop by Ski Service, and finally look for gifts at Vinabagnes.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Verbier trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Verbier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Verbier

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Mont-Fort ©
Mont-Fort
Flyverbier ©
Flyverbier

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Swiss Science Center Technorama will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grossmunster and Bahnhofstrasse. Change things up with a short trip to Biosphaere Entlebuch in Lucerne (about 50 minutes away). There's more to do: stop by Confiserie Sprungli and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Verbier to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Swiss Science Center Technorama, Biosphaere Entlebuch
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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