19 days in Switzerland, Tampa & Villa Di Tirano Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Tampa & Villa Di Tirano Itinerary

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Tampa, United States
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
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Appenzell, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Villa Di Tirano, Italy
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Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Tampa, United States

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip builder site.

Bradenton to Tampa is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. September in Tampa sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night. You'll set off for Zurich on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich holiday planner.

You can fly from Tampa to Zurich in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Zurich. Traveling from Tampa in September, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. You will leave for Schaffhausen on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rhine Falls. On the 10th (Sat), get great views at Rhine Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Schaffhausen day trip app.

You can drive from Zurich to Schaffhausen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September in Schaffhausen, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stein am Rhein.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Stein am Rhein is a historic town and a municipality in the canton of Schaffhausen in Switzerland.The town has a well-preserved medieval centre, retaining the ancient street plan. To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Stein am Rhein trip builder tool.

Stein am Rhein is just a stone's throw from Schaffhausen. September in Stein am Rhein sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for Appenzell on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Stein am Rhein

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Seealpsee.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Appenzell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stein am Rhein to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lugano.

Things to do in Appenzell

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monte Bre as well as Monte San Salvatore. On the 12th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore and then explore and take pictures at Monte Bre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lugano takes 3 hours. When traveling from Appenzell in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. You will leave for Villa Di Tirano on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature
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Villa Di Tirano, Italy

Villa di Tirano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 110km northeast of Milan and about 20km east of Sondrio, on the border with Switzerland. On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Mulino Menaglio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Villa Di Tirano trip planner.

Getting from Lugano to Villa Di Tirano by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chur.

Things to do in Villa Di Tirano

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Chur, Switzerland

— 1 night
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Villa Di Tirano to Chur by car takes about 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Zermatt.

Things to do in Chur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visiting Riffelsee and Stellisee will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 5 Lakes Walk and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais), Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald) and Allalinhorn (in Saas-Almagell). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Oberrothorn, explore the activities along Leisee, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip planning site.

Getting from Chur to Zermatt by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grosse Scheidegg and Maennlichen Romantic Trail. Visiting Maennlichen Royal Walk and Schwarzhorn will get you outdoors. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lungernersee (in Lungern), Axalp (in Brienz) and Wengen (Swimming Pool Waldbort & Molitor). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Trift Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at The Wetterhorn, trek along Wanderung Bussalp - Bort, and admire the verdant scenery at Lotschental Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 day
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 24th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Schynige Platte, then head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip builder.

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sattel Hochstuckli, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Arboretum.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature
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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.

Canton of Appenzell travel guide

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Mountains · Gift & Specialty Shops · History Museums
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings.

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