17 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & Luxembourg City Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more) and Villa Bassi Rathgeb (in Abano Terme). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary planner.

Utrecht, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Utrecht in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome route planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siena day trip planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Paragliding Luzern (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Museggmauer). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Old Town, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxembourg City: Vianden Castle (in Vianden) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). The adventure continues: make a trip to Place de la Constitution, steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and pause for some photo ops at Monument to Michel Rodange.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip site.

Fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.