15 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brienz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery and Molard Souvenirs. Get outdoors at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne in Aubonne, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, Geneva is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

— 1 night
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 10th (Sun), boost your wellbeing at 7sources, let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, and then admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lenk im Simmental takes 3 hours. In October in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Spas
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 11th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally meet the residents at Tierpark Dahlholzli. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at The Mad Cow, and finally admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

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

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take in the awesome beauty at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through The Eiger.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald itinerary builder website.

Grindelwald is just a stone's throw from Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brienz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Brienz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, then admire the sheer force of Giessbachfälle, and then explore the activities along Lake Brienz. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Trubsee, hit the slopes at Engelberg Fuerenalp, and then identify plant and animal life at Axalp.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brienz vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Brienz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Brienz, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Brienz

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Brera District. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan planner.

Getting from Brienz to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brienz in October; daily highs in Milan reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Wineries

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.