20 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  9​h 30​min
1
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For shopping fun, head to Emporio della Ceramica di murano crescenzo or Miniaci Art Gallery. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Positano (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fornillo, & more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Naples is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Naples is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Naples at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Vatican Museums. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Colosseum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica di Santa Croce. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Campo. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Ponte dei Sospiri. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and Basilica di Sant’Antonio are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

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Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille tour planner.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Marseille is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking & Canoeing, Carrieres des Lumieres, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Scuba & Snorkeling

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