Switzerland-Italy Itinerary: A 10-Day Alpine-Lake Adventure with the Swiss Travel Pass

Set off on a 10-day exploration that weaves together the best of Switzerland and Italy, showcasing the serene elegance of Lake Como and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Swiss Alps. This Switzerland-Italy itinerary is thoughtfully designed for travelers armed with an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass, featuring a selection of scenic train journeys across three iconic trains. Each ride offers a unique window into the leisurely charm and adventurous spirit of these two captivating regions. Navigate the picturesque landscapes and dive into the vibrant cultures of Switzerland and Italy, utilizing your travel pass to its fullest potential and crafting memories that will linger long after your journey ends.

Panoramic view of Lake COMO, accessible by train from Tirano.
Explore the tranquil beauty of Lake COMO, a seamless continuation from your journey.
A scenic section of the Murren-Gimmelwald hiking trail that's so enjoyable you could walk it for 10 km.
The Murren-Gimmelwald trail offers an easy and leisurely hike, captivating enough to make every step enjoyable without measuring the distance.

From Italian Chic to Swiss Peaks: A 10-Day Odyssey with the Swiss Travel Pass

Kick off your journey from Milan, immersing yourself in the Italian elegance of Lake Como before transitioning to the breathtaking Swiss landscapes. This 10-day adventure, optimized with an 8-day Swiss Travel Pass, features a trio of scenic train rides that showcase the diverse beauty of the region:

Day 1: Milan to Varenna

  • Morning: Depart from Milan to Varenna.
  • Afternoon: Explore Varenna’s waterfront and Villa Monastero.
  • Evening: Dinner with views of Lake Como.
  • Overnight: Varenna

Day 2: Exploring Lake Como

  • Morning: Leisure time in Varenna or visit Castello di Vezio.
  • Afternoon: Ferry trip to Bellagio and Como.
  • Evening: Return to Varenna for dinner.
  • Overnight: Varenna

Day 3: Varenna to Chur via Bernina Express

Day 4: Chur to Interlaken

  • Morning: Depart for Interlaken.
  • Afternoon: Half-day visit to one of your chosen destinations (Brienz Rothorn, Iseltwald, Rosenlaui, or Lake Thun).
  • Evening: Dinner in Interlaken.
  • Overnight: Interlaken

Day 5: Grindelwald and First Adventure

  • Morning: Trip to Grindelwald, venture up to First.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy hiking or the First Flyer.
  • Evening: Return to Interlaken for dinner.
  • Overnight: Interlaken

Day 6: Lauterbrunnen Valley Exploration

  • Morning: Visit Schilthorn and Birg.
  • Afternoon: Explore Mürren, Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Trümmelbach Falls.
  • Evening: Dinner in Interlaken.
  • Overnight: Interlaken

Day 7: Day Trip to Glacier 3000 and Gstaad with GoldenPass

  • Morning: Depart Interlaken for Glacier 3000, enjoying the scenic ride on the GoldenPass Express.
  • Afternoon: Explore Glacier 3000 and visit Gstaad.
  • Evening: Return to Interlaken on the GoldenPass route, featuring the Panoramic train or Belle Epoque.
  • Overnight: Interlaken

Day 8: Day Trip to Kandersteg and Lake Oeschinen

  • Morning: Train to Kandersteg.
  • Afternoon: Cable car to Lake Oeschinen, explore.
  • Evening: Return to Interlaken.
  • Overnight: Interlaken

Day 9: Interlaken to Zurich

  • Morning: Free time in Interlaken.
  • Afternoon: Depart for Zurich.
  • Evening: Explore Zurich.
  • Overnight: Zurich

Day 10: Departure from Zurich

  • Morning: Free time in Zurich.
  • Afternoon: Head to Zurich Airport for your departure.

Set to discover the Alpine and Italian splendors? This 10-day adventure, designed for the 8-day Swiss Travel Pass, is just the beginning. If a destination within this journey steals your heart, feel free to linger longer and dive deeper. Our itinerary is built for customization, allowing you to extend your stay wherever you’re drawn most. SwissASAP is ready to help personalize your experience. Book your Swiss Travel Pass and craft the trip of your dreams.

In addition to our featured itinerary, we have two more simple, 8-day Swiss Travel Pass-based adventures for those looking to explore further:

For a full overview of all our Swiss travel options, return to the main Switzerland itinerary page.

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