21 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore, Singapore


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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toLucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Altstadt Luzern, Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titlis and Lake Lucerne. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, then hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and finally examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip builder site .

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen Church
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Intercontinental Church Society and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta" for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as 5-Seenweg and Trockener Steg. There's much more to do: glide through the air with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toMilan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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

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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 31st (Tue), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, pause for some serene contemplation at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

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Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: highs in Florence hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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