12 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 1 night
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, with highs in Rome at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Marineland.

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Getting from Venice to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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