24 days in Switzerland, The Alps & Italy Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland, The Alps & Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland, The Alps & Italy Itinerary

Start: Cordoba, Argentina
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Cordoba, Argentina


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the next day, shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder site .

Cordoba, Argentina to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Cordoba in February, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Altstadt Luzern
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, then hit the slopes at Klettersteig Innsbruck, and then stop by Speckeria. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Hochmoos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Skigebiet Hochmoos
Highlights from your plan
Klettersteig Innsbruck ©
Klettersteig Innsbruck
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
Skigebiet Hochmoos ©
Skigebiet Hochmoos

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Buchensteinwand Ski Area and Karkogel. Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) and Schloss Hellbrunn are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom).

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salzburg trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Karkogel, Buchensteinwand Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, look for gifts at L'artista della barbaria, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour planner .

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salzburg in February: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daytime highs in Milan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Piazzale Michelangelo. Step out of Florence to go to San Gimignano and see La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and view the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Civita di Bagnoregio and Duomo di Orvieto. For shopping fun, head to Via Condotti or Serra. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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