36 days in Italy, Switzerland & Tirol Itinerary

36 days in Italy, Switzerland & Tirol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Varenna, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
3
San Candido, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Kitzbuhel, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Tasch, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Aosta, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Como, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Silk

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.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Basilica di San Fedele. Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Parrocchia di Santa Tecla (in Torno) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Faro voltiano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, and look for gifts at Rush Cycle.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Como travel planner.

Valletta, Malta to Como is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Valletta in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Como. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Varenna, Italy

— 5 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Varenna side-trips: Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Basilica di San Giacomo, &more), Parrocchia di S. Abbondio (in Mezzegra) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, and get a taste of the local shopping with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Varenna day trip app.

You can drive from Como to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to San Candido.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

San Candido, Italy

— 5 nights
Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. Attractions like Drau Cycle Route and Cappella di Altotting e del Santo Sepolcro make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from San Candido with a short trip to Lago di Braies in Braies, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Baranci, get great views at Belvedere sulle Pareti Nord delle Tre Cime, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero della Parrocchia di San Candido.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Candido trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Varenna to San Candido in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Varenna in July, things will get little chillier in San Candido: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kitzbuhel.

Things to do in San Candido

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Kitzbuhel, Austria

— 2 nights
Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Himmelfahrt, step into the grandiose world of Kufstein Fortress, and then identify plant and animal life at Natural High Adventure Tours Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarramt Soll, then examine the collection at Hexenwasser, and then explore the activities along Ahornsee.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kitzbuhel road trip planner.

You can drive from San Candido to Kitzbuhel in 2.5 hours. In July in Kitzbuhel, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Kitzbuhel

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Bring the kids along to The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Bergisel Ski Jump. Change things up with these side-trips from Innsbruck: Achensee (in Maurach) and Kletterzentrum Zillertal (in Aschau im Zillertal). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Alpenzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maria-Theresien-Strasse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planning site.

Getting from Kitzbuhel to Innsbruck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Lake Zurich and Old Town. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mt Pilatus, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 4 nights
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lauterbrunnen: Riederalp (Riederalp & Villa Cassel). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tasch.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Tasch, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Täsch is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 8th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Zauberwasser.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tasch trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Tasch takes 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Tue), you're off to Aosta.

Things to do in Tasch

Trails · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Aosta, Italy

— 4 nights

Rome of the Alps

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Attractions like Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso and QC Terme Pre Saint Didier make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne), Maison Bruil (in Introd) and Val Ferret (in Courmayeur). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Area pic nic "Chantorne", and examine the collection at Forte di Bard.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tasch to Aosta takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Aosta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tirol travel guide

4.1
Ski Areas · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Land of the Mountains
A region offering some of the country's best skiing and hiking, Tirol serves as a window into Austrian mountain culture. This rugged area was once known as the Land of the Mountains for its many peaks, but it also boasts beautiful valleys, lakes, and rivers. Home to some competitions of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Tirol draws visitors to these same resorts today. Interact with Tiroleans, as the people of this province are called, who love their traditional food and clothing. In fact, you may even see men sporting lederhosen at one of the region's towns or famous mountainside resorts.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Valle d'Aosta travel guide

4.3
Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.