15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Italy & Monaco Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Varenna, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Bussi sul Tirino
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Bussi sul Tirino, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich route builder tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in June, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 1 night
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Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Chesa Futura, take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, then see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and finally explore the world behind art at Berry Museum.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip builder site.

Drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 65°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Kornmarkt, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in June; daily highs in Lucerne reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 19th (Sun), stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bern driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 21st (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, then see what you can catch with Fly Fish Zermatt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt journey maker website.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Monte-Carlo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Monte-Carlo are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip tool.

You can drive from Monte-Carlo to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monte-Carlo in June: highs in Milan hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Varenna, Italy

— 1 night
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Varenna itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Varenna are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Varenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bussi sul Tirino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bussi sul Tirino, Italy

— 2 nights
Bussi sul Tirino is a comune and town in the Province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): head outdoors with Il Bosso.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bussi sul Tirino online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Venice to Bussi sul Tirino. In June in Bussi sul Tirino, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bussi sul Tirino

Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.

Canton of Bern travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Parasailing & Paragliding · Waterfalls
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."