32 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Lucerne and Spreuer Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls & Lauterbrunnen Village), Murren (Blumental Panorama Trail, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, &more) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). The adventure continues: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary builder.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Lucerne is an approximately 34.5-hour travel. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dunedin to Lucerne due to the time zone difference. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Lugano on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murren, Lauterbrunnen, Thun, Giessbachfälle, Lake Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Lugano and Monte Bre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Ascona (Piazza G. Motta & Collegio Pontificio Papio), Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina) and Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore). The adventure continues: walk around Parco Ciani, admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Foroglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planning tool.

Take a train from Lucerne to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Bellinzona, Monte San Giorgio, Tibetan bridge "Carasc", Stambekk-air.ch
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Ciani ©
Parco Ciani
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova, Prato della Valle, &more) and Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice day trip planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Padua, Road of 52 Tunnels
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Food Tours
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Pieta and Cupola di San Pietro. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
La Pieta ©
La Pieta
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura

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