13 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Atlanta, United States

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan travel tool .

Atlanta, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Milan is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in April: high temperatures in Milan hover around 66°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 20th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Goldeneye Bungy Jump, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, then stroll around Parco San Grato, then make a trip to Chiesa San Giorgio, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Transfinity VR Arcade.

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Getting from Milan to Lugano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carona, Chiesa di San Michele, Goldeneye Bungy Jump, Cimitero Monumentale, Monte San Giorgio
Highlights from your plan
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice travel route site .

Traveling by car from Lugano to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Miglio Sacro, then get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary site .

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Naples are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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