23 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Grossmunster, Opernhaus Zurich, Money Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 1°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luzerner Wochenmarkt as well as Free Walk Lucerne. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne day trip app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Wengen, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Explore Wengen's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Bussalp & Grindelwald-First). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, hike along The Eiger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and look for gifts at Central Sport.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wengen vacation planner.

Take a train from Lucerne to Wengen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Wengen to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Take a break from Zermatt with a short trip to Saas Fee Ski Resort in Saas-Fee, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, don't miss a visit to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

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Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, see La Casa Maledetta, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Touring Club Italiano.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan trip site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.