19 days in Switzerland, Rome & Province of Florence Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Rome & Province of Florence Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lugano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Lugano is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Giorgio, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco San Grato, and get great views at Monte Bre.

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Getting from Florence to Lugano by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in June, Lugano is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco San Grato, Fox Town Factory Stores, Monte San Giorgio
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Parco San Grato ©
Parco San Grato

6
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, examine the collection at Schachmuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne attractions planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Lucerne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lugano in June: highs in Lucerne hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, approximately Neuhausen am Rheinfall away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Z├╝rich, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town

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