15 days in Italy, Zermatt & Lugano Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Zermatt & Lugano Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Zermatt
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zermatt is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Zermatt, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Classes · Winter Sports
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Milan, Italy

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona. Visiting I Falconieri del Feudo and Oasi WWF Torbiere del Bassone di Albate will get you outdoors. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca (in Como), Corni di Canzo (in Canzo) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, see La Casa Maledetta, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Valentino, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Lugano, Switzerland

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Percorso del Cemento, walk around Parco delle Gole della Breggia, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lugano holiday maker website.

Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 11th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Parole d'Oro. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Il Padule di Fucecchio, then do a tasting at Fattoria al Dotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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You can drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Pisa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.