21 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cernobbio, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Newark, United States


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4
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online itinerary builder .

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Natur- und Tierpark Goldau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Rietberg Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Altstadt Luzern. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) and then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

few
hours
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. You'll set off for Rome on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vatican City. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and St. Clement Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and make a trip to Pantheon.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, Rome is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip maker .

Take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Milan, with highs around 85°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cernobbio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

5
nights
Cernobbio, Italy

Cernobbio ©
Cernobbio is a comune (municipality) in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascata del Toce and Riserva Naturale Val di Mello. Explore Cernobbio's surroundings by going to AC Boat (in Menaggio), Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio). There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario, stroll through Lago di Mergozzo, contemplate the long history of Parco della Rocca Borromea, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di San Nicolo.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cernobbio journey website .

You can drive from Milan to Cernobbio in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Cernobbio are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cernobbio

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, AC Boat, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Highlights from your plan
Cascata del Toce ©
Cascata del Toce
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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