9 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 25th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, then explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva vacation maker app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in November, things will get colder in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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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 26th (Fri), look for gifts at The Mad Cow. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rugenbraeu Brewery, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Tourismuseum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip tool.

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

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Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano journey planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, Lugano is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C. On the 29th (Mon), you're off to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Milan, Italy

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abbazia di Chiaravalle and Bosco Verticale. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and look and learn at Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip planner.

Drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

On the 3rd (Fri), stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geneva, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

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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.