19 days in Italy & Zermatt Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Zermatt Itinerary

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19 days in Italy & Zermatt Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and L'Artigianato. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rome. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Guardastelle Vineyard and Uffizi Galleries. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Verrazzano, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Attractions like Doge's Palace and Ponte di Rialto make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to BrAgora or Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, stop by Raggio Veneziano, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclabile Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, look for gifts at Laderach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
On the 4th (Sun), head off the coast to Isola Tiberina, hunt for treasures at Porta Portese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Rome in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©

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