16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India


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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome journey maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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