18 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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.
Head to Soqquadro APS and ALEFBETfor some retail therapy. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and look for gifts at Bottega Del Pantheon.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Visit Basilica of Santa Croce and L’importuno di Michelangelo for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer (in San Gimignano) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, and stop by M.G. Design.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence route website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, Accademia del Buon Gusto
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Galleria Dello Scudo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Diletta Sicilia, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, browse for treasures at Domino Arte, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christkatholische Kirche Zurich Augustinerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Eglise Saint-Ouen (in Pont-Audemer) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Paris is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Eglise Saint-Ouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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