11 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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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.
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Zurich to be a bit cooler, around 41°F, while days are much colder, around 58°F. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Piazza Navona will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Rome is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Como.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Como, Italy

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Tea World, then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rome to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 (Sun), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Como to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, Interlaken is little chillier than Como - with highs of 58°F and lows of 39°F. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."