19 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  13​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Zurich as well as Old Town. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche.

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Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Chapel Bridge to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt Pilatus and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Get a sense of the local culture at Jesuitenkirche and Museggmauer. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Riffelsee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg, then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. Keep things going the next day: stroll through 5-Seenweg, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Alpine Adventures Zermatt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta".

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt holiday site .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, and finally admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Milan driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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.
On the 28th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice online route planner .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Duomo di Orvieto. Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's much more to do: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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