10 days in Italy, Helsinki & Zurich Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Helsinki & Zurich Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich. Keep things going the next day: stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Zurich in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In March, Zurich is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 10th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Milan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, Milan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planning app.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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night
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bologna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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