11 days in Italy & Bernese Oberland Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Bernese Oberland Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gravedona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Braies, Italy
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  9 h 15 min
5
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Subway + Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lauterbrunnen Church and Schlosskirche. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Interlaken is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Interlaken. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in Interlaken: highs are around 72°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, thenexamine the collection at Casa dei Presepi, thenadmire the masterpieces at Villa Carlotta, and finally have a few drinks at Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Como trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, Como is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gravedona.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Casa dei Presepi, Kayaking & Canoeing, Sacro Monte di Ossuccio
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Kayaking & Canoeing
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

1
night
Gravedona, Italy

Gravedona ©
Gravedona was a comune of Como Province, Italy. On the 19th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei SS. Gusmeo e Matteo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gravedona day trip planner.

Getting from Como to Gravedona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Braies.

Things to do in Gravedona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona
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Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona ©
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio ©
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio
Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa S.Maria delle Grazie

1
night
Braies, Italy

Braies ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Escursione sul Monte Specie, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella "Lago di Braies", and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Ospedale alla Santa trinita.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Braies road trip planning website.

Drive from Gravedona to Braies in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Gravedona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Braies: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Braies

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Chiesa dell'Ospedale alla Santa trinita
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Cappella ©
Cappella "Lago di Braies"

2
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Jovis and Villa San Michele. Get in touch with nature at I Faraglioni and Marina Grande Public Beach. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, and stroll through Fortini Coastal Walk.

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Getting from Braies to Capri by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Braies in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Capri. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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