6 days in Lake Como & Switzerland Itinerary

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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Bellagio, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellagio travel planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bellagio is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get colder in Bellagio: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.
Parks · Museums · Adventure · Tours
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Riffelsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bellagio to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Lake Como travel guide

A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Switzerland travel guide

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.