20 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + train:  6​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Zurich

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

3
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally take a stroll through Anafiotika. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Plaka, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then take a stroll around Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Athens by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Athens due to the time zone difference. In October, Athens is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Taormina.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isola Bella and Etna Donkey Trekking. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chiesa Madonna della Rocca and Quattro Fontane di Taormina. Step out of Taormina to go to Milazzo and see Piscina di Venere, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Villa Comunale, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip builder site .

You can fly from Athens to Taormina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Piscina di Venere, Etna Donkey Trekking, Castillo de Castelmola, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Etna Donkey Trekking ©
Etna Donkey Trekking
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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 31st (Thu), make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Taormina to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Taormina in October, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

4
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
For shopping fun, head to Atlantis Books or Mnemossyne Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Venetsanos Winery (in Megalochori) and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos (in Vothonas). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oia trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Oia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in November: high temperatures in Oia hover around 23°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Megalochori, Cultural Village, Kamari Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Highlights from your plan
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oia to Florence in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Oia to Florence is minus 1 hour. In November, Florence is slightly colder than Oia - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Pietro in Vincoli and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get engrossed in the history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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