9 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + train:  5​h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Davos, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
San Vigilio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Canazei, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Matten bei Interlaken to see Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planning website .

London, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Lucerne. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Davos.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Davos, Switzerland

Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Davos driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Davos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lucerne in May: high temperatures in Davos hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Vigilio.

Things to do in Davos

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
San Vigilio, Italy

San Vigilio ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Le Cascate di Ciastlins and then head outdoors with Adrenaline X-treme Adventures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Vigilio online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Davos to San Vigilio takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Davos in May; daily highs in San Vigilio reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Canazei.

Things to do in San Vigilio

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Le Cascate di Ciastlins ©
Le Cascate di Ciastlins

1
night
Canazei, Italy

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): head outdoors with La Terrazza delle Dolomiti and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sass Pordoi.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Canazei road trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Vigilio to Canazei takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Canazei

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then explore and take pictures at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canazei to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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