34 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

34 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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34 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly + Train:  18​h
1
Salerno, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

4
nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, & more), Tennis Al Settimo Piano (in Positano) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salerno driving holiday planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Salerno is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get colder in Salerno: highs are around 17°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ravello, Minori, Grotte di Suppraiano, Vicoli, scale e archi, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planner.

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in December, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: highs in Assisi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Silvia Tanganelli, Duomo di Siena, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence planner .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Venice, Italy

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 find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Piazza delle Erbe (in Verona). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Piazza delle Erbe, Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, see La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, trails, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Lieselotte Trail, stroll through North face Trail, and have fun at Indoor Rope Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald journey maker site .

You can drive from Milan to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Aare River (in Bern). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Z├╝rich.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Aare River
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary site .

Fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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