33 days in Switzerland, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Switzerland, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Urgup, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Ascona, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
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Spello, Italy
— 1 night
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take a stroll through Taksim Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Food Tours
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Urgup, Turkey

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Camping Aqua Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then stop by Antikite Ottoman. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Istanbul to Urgup by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Urgup when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme
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Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Urgup to Zurich with the Route module. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Urgup in March, plan for slightly colder days in Zurich, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 5th (Fri), head outdoors with Seealpsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kathedrale St.Gallen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Appenzell road trip app.

Drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Santis der Berg, Seealpsee
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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Stiftsbibliothek ©
Stiftsbibliothek
Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen

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Ascona, Switzerland

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. On the 6th (Sat), meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, don't miss a visit to Casa Serodine, then don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, then make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, and finally make a trip to Piazza G. Motta.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ascona trip planning app.

You can drive from Appenzell to Ascona in 3 hours. Traveling from Appenzell in March, you will find days in Ascona are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Ascona

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Falconeria Locarno
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Collegio Pontificio Papio ©
Collegio Pontificio Papio

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Ascona to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour planning tool.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by O'Coeur des Reves ..., pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bern are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Chaplin's World, O'Coeur des Reves ...
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge and then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne vacation planning website.

You can drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Lucerne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Lucerne to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 16th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marina di Portofino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portofino trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Portofino takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Portofino. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Spello.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Spello, Italy

Spello ©
Spello is an ancient town and comune of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Torri di Properzio e Porta Venere, indulge your thirst for a good beer at MicroBirrificio DieciNove, stop by L'Angolo Del Macrame', get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna della Spella.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Spello trip builder app.

You can drive from Portofino to Spello in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Portofino in March, Spello is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Spello

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Santuario Madonna della Spella ©
Santuario Madonna della Spella
L'Angolo Del Macrame' ©
L'Angolo Del Macrame'

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 18th (Thu), stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, stroll through Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Spello to Ravello in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Spello in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, shop like a local with Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): go for a walk through Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Positano trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. March in Positano sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Torre di Grado
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Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Leolandia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Positano to Milan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in March since evenings lows in Milan dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bellagio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Leolandia
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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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Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kids will enjoy Spiaggia Tranquilla and Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde. Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Lido di Lenno (in Lenno) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of I Giardini di Villa Melzi, do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bellagio trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bellagio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde, Lido di Lenno, Spiaggia Tranquilla
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I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Lido di Lenno ©
Lido di Lenno

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