10 days in Switzerland, Vienna & Como Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Vienna & Como Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland, Vienna & Como Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Valparaiso, United States

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Valparaiso, USA to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Valparaiso to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valparaiso in June, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks

Side Trips

Altstadt Luzern, Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Stephansplatz, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then admire the striking features of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), then admire the striking features of State Hall of the Austrian National Library, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kahlenberg.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip maker .

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic Center of Vienna
Kahlenberg ©
Kahlenberg

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get great views at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, and then stroll around Parco Civico.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lugano online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vienna to Lugano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monte Tamaro, Tamborini Vini
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre

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nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
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 19th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and finally admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then head off the coast to Isola Madre, and then don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como travel route builder app .

Como is very close to Lugano. In June, daily temperatures in Como can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Isola Bella, Villa Monastero, Balcone D' Italia, Isola Madre
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

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