10 days in Zurich & Venice Itinerary

10 days in Zurich & Venice Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in September, with highs in Zurich at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Area archeologica nella cantina del Ristorante Dodici Apostoli, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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