33 days in England, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

33 days in England, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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33 days in England, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Bude, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, then make a trip to Big Ben, and then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the London trip builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Galleria Borbonica and Ruins of Herculaneum. Popular historic sites such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Underground Naples are in your itinerary. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, and contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Palermo to Naples by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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.
Visit Duomo di Orvieto and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Rocca Albornoziana (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leaning tower Pisa. Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Galleries. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get some historical perspective at Festung Vitznau and Uferpromenade Weggis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lucerne and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Lac de Claus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Lucerne by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Venice in April, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Bude.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bern, Festung Vitznau, Lac de Claus, Aare Gorge, Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

6
nights
Bude, United Kingdom

Bude ©
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Take a break from the city and head to 13th Century Church of Saint Michael De Rupe and Broadhaven Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lamphey Bishop's Palace and West Wales Maritime Heritage Society. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bude: Walk - Morte Point Trail (in Mortehoe), Wabasso Art Cafe (in Combe Martin) and Lynton Cinema (in Lynton). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at St Govan's Chapel, explore the world behind art at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Freshwater East Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Summerleaze Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bude trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lucerne to Bude. The time zone difference when traveling from Lucerne to Bude is minus 1 hour. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to London.

Things to do in Bude

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tintagel, Walk - Morte Point Trail, West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, Lynton Cinema
Highlights from your plan
Trebarwith Strand Beach ©
Trebarwith Strand Beach
Lamphey Bishop's Palace ©
Lamphey Bishop's Palace

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Bude to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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