13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
4
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Menaggio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas, United States


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker tool .

Las Vegas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Oberhofen, and finally appreciate the history behind Barenpark. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then get some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, then make a trip to St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bern holiday planning app .

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bern, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Ursenkathedrale, Oberhofen Castle, Ambra Minerals
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

2
nights
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, then do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa, and finally admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenway del Lago di Como, then get to know the fascinating history of Arnosto Antico Borgo, and then look for gifts at Centro del Bitto Storico Ribelle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bellagio travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bern to Bellagio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Bern in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Bellagio: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Greenway del Lago di Como, Centro del Bitto Storico Ribelle, Arnosto Antico Borgo, Santuario Madonna del Soccorso, Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo
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Arnosto Antico Borgo ©
Arnosto Antico Borgo
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como

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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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario SS. Crocifisso, go for a walk through Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then look for gifts at Libreria Ubik, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Voltiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then admire the natural beauty at Palazzo e Giardini Estensi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa Natale Papa Giovanni XXIII.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Como trip planner .

Getting from Bellagio to Como by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Palazzo e Giardini Estensi, Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

2
nights
Menaggio, Italy

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Fratelli Ciapponi, contemplate the long history of Forte Montecchio Nord, indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Mia Birra di Valsassina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, and finally take a stroll through Menaggio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): play a few rounds at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Menaggio trip planner.

You can drive from Como to Menaggio in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Gravedona, La Mia Birra di Valsassina, Fratelli Ciapponi, Menaggio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio ©
Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio

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 29th (Mon), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then take a stroll through Brera District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan day trip planning website .

Drive from Menaggio to Milan in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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