17 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, Venice & Milan Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

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

3
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Venice is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli, and admire all the interesting features of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), La Citta Alta, Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Harderkulm, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stop by Mad Cow. On the next day, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interlaken online travel route planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then examine the collection at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then get great views at The Nine Towers, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary app .

Take a train from Bern to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Nightlife
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Zurich and then buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

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