18 days in Italy, Zurich & Grindelwald Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Zurich & Grindelwald Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Moena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Zurich, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moena.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Titlis ©
Titlis

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Moena, Italy

Moena ©
Moena is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpe Lusia Ski Area, make a trip to Passo San Pellegrino, wander the streets of Antico Rione Di Moena, then hit the slopes at San Pellegrino-Falcade Ski Resort, and finally look for gifts at La Bottega del Rame.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moena trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Grindelwald to Moena by car takes about 7.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Moena can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Moena

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alpe Lusia Ski Area ©
Alpe Lusia Ski Area
Associazione Maestri Di Sci Moena 2010 ©
Associazione Maestri Di Sci Moena 2010
La Bottega del Rame ©
La Bottega del Rame

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Moena to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Genoa (Aquarium of Genoa, Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, &more) and Pisa (Camposanto, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and stop by Fannys Bazar.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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