16 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

4
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.
Lake Como Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di Cerro and Melissa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Riserva Naturale Val di Mello and Isola Bella. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Isole Borromee (in Lake Maggiore), Oasi di Sant'Alessio (in Sant'Alessio con Vialone) and Lago d'Iseo (in Iseo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip builder tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Milan. Traveling from Cairo in July, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella, Piazza Ducale, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, Oasi di Sant'Alessio
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Lago d'Iseo ©
Lago d'Iseo

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, wander the streets of Schipfe, take a stroll through Lindenhof, then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Confiserie Sprungli ©
Confiserie Sprungli

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bains des Paquis and Palais des Nations, Genève. Visiting Plage de Port-Choiseul and Great St. Bernard Pass (Col Du Grand St. Bernard) will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring at Lake Geneva. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the range of quality goods at Manor, make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, and take in the exciting artwork at RUINE Galerie.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vieux-Carouge, Great St. Bernard Pass
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Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis
Great St. Bernard Pass ©
Great St. Bernard Pass
Vieux-Carouge ©
Vieux-Carouge

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 7th (Wed), explore and take pictures at La Suisse Steam paddle boat., Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, and finally revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals. On the next day, explore the activities along Lac d'Emosson, then admire the engineering at VerticAlp Emosson, then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, and finally learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Alain Chollet Winery, Ambra Minerals, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Jeunes Rives
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Grottes de Vallorbe ©
Grottes de Vallorbe
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage

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