16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
subway + taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Amalfi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Charlotte, United States


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zurich trip simple and quick.

Charlotte, USA to Zurich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 58°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uffizi Galleries as well as Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 13th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lauterbrunnen to Florence. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Forum, Colosseum and Vatican Museums. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums and then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, contemplate the long history of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, then steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castel dell'Ovo.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naples route site .

Do a combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon ©
Parco Archeologico Pausilypon
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

1
night
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): cruise along Amalfi Coast, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pompeii to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Amalfi sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi Coast
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 17th (Thu), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Forum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii tour itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Forum ©
Forum

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