10 days in Switzerland & Genoa Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland & Genoa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, wildlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker site.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Lucerne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santo Stefano, then stroll through Baia del Silenzio, then take a memorable tour with Silentbay Charter, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Genoa vacation planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Genoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, Genoa is a bit warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Basilica di Santo Stefano
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Silentbay Charter ©
Silentbay Charter
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lugano day trip planning website.

You can drive from Genoa to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, Lugano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Sackelamtshusli (in Schaffhausen) and Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Rhine Falls & Sciffmandli). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich route planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Sackelamtshusli
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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