17 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Villa d'Este (in Cernobbio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Milan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, La Citta Alta, Villa d'Este, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken attractions planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Interlaken is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

5
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres), Lausanne (Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bern online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a trip to Dolderbahn, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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