17 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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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 del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Milan is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Milan is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Villa del Balbianello, Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
On the 17th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Interlaken at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern tour planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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