17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Chamonix Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 4 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
6
Murten, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for Lugano on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Ascona (Lungolago Di Ascona & Piazza G. Motta) and Falconeria Locarno (in Locarno). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano tour planner.

Drive from Zurich to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Lugano sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Ascona, Cimitero Monumentale, Fox Town Factory Stores, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Falconeria Locarno
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence online route planner.

Take a train from Lugano to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Portofino is known for historic sites, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Marina di Portofino, make a trip to Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Sem Benelli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portofino trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in June, expect nights in Portofino to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chamonix.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Zoagli
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Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown
Marina di Portofino ©
Marina di Portofino
Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino

2
nights
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet and then take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner.

You can drive from Portofino to Chamonix in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Murten.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

1
night
Murten, Switzerland

Murten ©
Murten or Morat is a municipality in the See district of the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.It is located on the southern shores of Lake Morat, also commonly called Lake Murten. On the 13th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, thendon't miss a visit to Medieval City Walls, thenget some fabulous bargains at Ambra Minerals, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Murten.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Murten sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Murten in 3 hours. In June in Murten, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Murten

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Museum Murten ©
Museum Murten
Medieval City Walls ©
Medieval City Walls

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lucerne Station, Lion Monument, &more). Explore Zurich further: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, look for gifts at Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Murten to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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