12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online route maker .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

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Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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