39 days in Switzerland, Milan & Tirano Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland, Milan & Tirano Itinerary

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Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Zurich
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
Train
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Tirano, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Chur, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Giessbachfälle and Jesuitenkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Sherlock Holmes Museum) and Skydive Luzern (in Neudorf). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Nine Towers, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and tour or see a show at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planning website.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Lucerne is an approximately 36-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake Lucerne ©
Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8
Giessbachfälle ©
Waterfall
Giessbachfälle
4.8
Reichenbach Falls ©
Waterfall
Reichenbach Falls
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Lugano, Switzerland

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 Lake Lugano and Lido di Lugano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Bellinzona (Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie & Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano), Cascata della Piumogna (in Faido) and Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, pause for some serene contemplation at La Chiesa Di San Giovanni Battista, get curious at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, and make a trip to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tibetan bridge ©
Scenic Drive
Tibetan bridge "Carasc"
4.5
Lake Lugano ©
Water Body
Lake Lugano
4.7

few
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lugano to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. You'll set off for Tirano on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Milan

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Tirano, Italy

Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Golgi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Martino, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Etnografico Tiranese, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Santa Maria.

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You can drive from Milan to Tirano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in June; daily highs in Tirano reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Tirano

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Chiesa di San Martino ©
Religious Site
Chiesa di San Martino
4.0
Museo Etnografico Tiranese ©
History Museum
Museo Etnografico Tiranese
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St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Discover out-of-the-way places like Muottas Muragl and Lake St. Moritz. Explore St. Moritz's surroundings by going to National Park Centre (in Zernez) and Benedictine Convent of Saint John Mustair (in Mustair). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche San Karl St. Moritz-Bad, admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum, don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura, and explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana.

Discover how to plan a St. Moritz trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tirano to St. Moritz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Muottas Muragl ©
Mountain
Muottas Muragl
4.7
Lake St. Moritz ©
Water Body
Lake St. Moritz
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Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town Chur and Saurer Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chur side-trips: Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden) and Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Obere Gasse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, and look for gifts at Milchzentrale Bad Ragaz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chur route planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for Zermatt on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Chur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Old Town Chur ©
Neighborhood
Old Town Chur
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Kirchturm Heiden ©
Landmark
Kirchturm Heiden
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mountaineers' Cemetery and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Saaser Museum in Saas-Fee, approximately Saas-Fee away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and hike along 5-Seenweg.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online journey planner.

You can take a train from Chur to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Wengen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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The Matterhorn ©
Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Scenic Walking Area
Hinterdorfstrasse
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Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway and Jungfraujoch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wengen: Grindelwald (Maennlichen Royal Walk, Grindelwald-First, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along North face Trail, stop by Alpiglen, get outside with Swimming Pool Waldbort, and tee off at Minigolf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Wengen holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Wengen takes 3.5 hours. June in Wengen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Maennlichen Royal Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Maennlichen Royal Walk
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Jungfraujoch ©
World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Explore hidden gems such as Rigi and Altstadt Luzern. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Basel (Botanischer Garten der Universitat, Basel Paper Mill Museum, &more). See some other sides of Lucerne: see the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Markuskirche, make a trip to Kornmarkt, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lucerne route planning tool.

Getting from Wengen to Lucerne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rigi ©
Mountain
Rigi
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Rhine Falls and Munot. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Kirche St. Johann in Schaffhausen, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and take a leisurely stroll along Seebad Utoquai.

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Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
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Rhine Falls ©
Waterfall
Rhine Falls
4.7
Munot ©
Castle
Munot
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