8 days in Switzerland, Milan & Venice Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland, Milan & Venice Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland, Milan & Venice Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem, Israel
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jerusalem, Israel

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Zurich is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jerusalem to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, you will find days in Zurich are colder (23°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Barenland ©
Barenland

few
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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno sightseeing planner.

Drive from Zurich to Locarno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Museums
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Milan takes 2 hours. Traveling from Locarno in September, Milan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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