14 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland & Lake Como Itinerary

Start: Pensacola, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Piani Resinelli, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Pensacola, United States

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and hike.ch. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip itinerary maker .

Pensacola, USA to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to Zurich is 7 hours. When traveling from Pensacola in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, hike.ch
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Jungfraujoch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne road trip planning app .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maennlichen, Jungfraujoch, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva route planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Geneva, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): do a tasting at Tamborini Vini, then explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Salvatore, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Lugano online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Geneva to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Lugano sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Como.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Tamborini Vini
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Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico

2
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 4th (Mon): make a trip to Faro voltiano, then identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo, then identify plant and animal life at Oasi WWF del Bassone, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Corni di Canzo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then grab your bike and head to Ciclovia dei Laghi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Como online day trip planner .

Como is just a short distance from Lugano. In May in Como, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Piani Resinelli.

Things to do in Como

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Faro voltiano, Villa del Balbianello
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I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

1
night
Piani Resinelli, Italy

Piani Resinelli
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Valentino.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Piani Resinelli road trip planner.

You can drive from Como to Piani Resinelli in 1.5 hours. May in Piani Resinelli sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Piani Resinelli

Wildlife Parks
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