22 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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22 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  8​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Bring the kids along to Canal Grande and Macacotour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online vacation maker .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice due to the time zone difference. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Trastevere, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Murrenbach Waterfalls). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, fly down the slopes at First, hike along The Eiger Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to La Croix-Valmer.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aletsch Glacier, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
nights
La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. Family-friendly places like Plage de Sylvabelle and Le Cap Lardier will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage d'Heraclee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parcours Decouverte : Les Activites Traditionnelles de la Vallee de la Mole, tour the water at your own pace with HPCO - Location Barques Electriques, and hike along Sentier Botanique.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Croix-Valmer journey planner .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to La Croix-Valmer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cogolin, Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Plage du Debarquement ©
Plage du Debarquement

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Catacombs of Paris. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from La Croix-Valmer to Paris. When traveling from La Croix-Valmer in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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