13 days in Italy, France & Zurich Itinerary

13 days in Italy, France & Zurich Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, France & Zurich Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Beaune, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip app .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Beaune.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Beaune, France

Beaune ©
The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Domaine Rebourgeon Michel and then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beaune travel route tool .

Getting from Paris to Beaune by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Beaune sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums Wineries
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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Beaune to Zurich by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in September; daily highs in Venice reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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 ©

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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