17 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanremo, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Naples
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Noto, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Bau Beach will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Singita and Viminale. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, stroll the grounds of Catacombe San Sebastiano, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparco di Roma.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planning website.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then experience rural life at Fattoria di Maiano, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore San Michele Cemetery, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni and then kick back and relax at Blue Moon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice itinerary site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald vacation builder.

Drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Sanremo, Italy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiagge di Arma di Taggia and then stroll through Pista Ciclabile Riva Ligure - Arma di Taggia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sanremo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Sanremo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Sanremo, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Family-friendly places like Spiaggia Grande and Marina di Puolo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei & Cave of Smeraldo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cimitero delle Fontanelle.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naples day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sanremo to Naples in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noto.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noto, Italy

— 1 night
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari and then stroll through Spiaggia Calamosche.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noto route website.

Getting from Naples to Noto by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noto

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.