27 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano
— 8 nights
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Lucerne
— 9 nights
Drive
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St. Gallen
— 8 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Jakarta

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Lugano — 8 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride), Camellia Park (in Locarno) and Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Olive Grove Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo, walk around Parco San Grato, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lugano is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in November, expect Lugano to be cooler, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne — 9 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum Rosengart Collection and KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei (in Engelberg), Zurich (Buerkliplatz, Zoological Museum, &more) and Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich (in Beckenried). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont Spreuer, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in November, you will find days in Lucerne are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Gallen.
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St. Gallen — 8 nights

The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours Switzerland and Abbey of Saint Gall. Get out of town with these interesting St. Gallen side-trips: Bergwerk Gonzen (in Sargans), Schloss Werdenberg (in Werdenberg) and Monastery Fischingen (in Fischingen). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Roter Platz, try to win big at Swiss Casinos St. Gallen, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and admire the majestic nature at Drei Weieren.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Gallen trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lucerne to St. Gallen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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