40 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

40 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Le Marais. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris. In May, Paris is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On your second day here, get curious at CERN, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, try your luck at Casino de Montreux, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux road trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Central Railroad Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, and finally appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bern attractions planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Bern sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Thun.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Thun, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). On the 7th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, then make a trip to The Central Church Of Thun, and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Thun-Panorama, don't miss a visit to Panoramabrucke Sigriswil, then take an in-depth tour of Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente, and finally explore the activities along Thunersee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thun trip planner.

Thun is very close to Bern. In June in Thun, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi, then have some family-friendly fun at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online day trip planner.

Interlaken is very close to Thun. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne tour builder.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, wander the streets of Old Town, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lugano, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Appreciate the collections at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio and Artrust SA. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo (in Pollegio), Lag da claus (in Sedrun) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Bellinzona). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, view the masterpieces at Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

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Traveling by flight from Zurich to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lugano are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Piazza delle Erbe for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Torre dei Lamberti) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence journey planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Kids will appreciate attractions like Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Amalfi, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 1st (Wed), view the masterpieces at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea. On your second day here, hike along Valle dei Mulini, see the interesting displays at Arsenale della Repubblica, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso.

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

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Lannio and Speed Boats Tours. Get some cultural insight at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Duomo di Salerno. Take a break from Pompeii with a short trip to Salerno War Cemetery in Salerno, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in July, Pompeii is slightly colder at night with lows of 70°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.