20 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and then stroll through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Fornillo, get outside with Walk of the Gods, then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello attractions planner.

Do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Ravello are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

1
night
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco del Monte Subasio, then make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Mount Subasio ©
Mount Subasio

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence vacation builder tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Dorsoduro, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, make a trip to Place Massena, and walk around Colline du Chateau overlook.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice trip maker .

Fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers, get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne, and finally step into the grandiose world of Grimaud Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through St. Tropez Harbor, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Guerrevieille, and then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tour Carree.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint-Tropez road trip site .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in June, expect nights in Saint-Tropez to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimaud, Musee de la Tour Carree
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Saint-Tropez to Zurich by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in June, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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