13 days in Switzerland, Milan & Venice Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Niederdorf.

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Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

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On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at National Park Centre, relax in the rural setting at Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sils. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Silvaplana, then appreciate the views at Val Fex, and then take an in-depth tour of Nietzsche-Haus.

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You can drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in St. Moritz sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Engelberg.
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Engelberg, Switzerland — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg and then get interesting insight from Seilpark Engelberg.

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Drive from St. Moritz to Engelberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Engelberg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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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 6th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet and then stroll around Hohematte Park.

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You can drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Engelberg in December, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): Head underground at Grottes de Vallorbe, get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation de l'Hermitage, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, and finally learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Photo Elysee and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lausanne travel planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Lausanne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get curious at Pavia University History Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte. On the next day, explore the activities along Naviglio Grande, grab your bike and head to Sentiero della Lanca Di Bernate, then see the interesting displays at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Milan.

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Traveling by flight from Lausanne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, then stroll around Oasi Cervara, then get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata lungo la restera, and finally take in the exciting artwork at B#S Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, then view the masterpieces at Alessandro Mandruzzato, Unique Murano Glass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lio Piccolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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