40 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

40 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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40 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
12
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
13
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
14
Pompeii, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Paris, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): engage your brain at CERN, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
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): steep yourself in history at Gruyeres Castle, then examine the collection at Chaplin's World, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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 Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montreux travel route app .

Take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally browse the different shops at Central Railroad Station. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then explore the activities along Aare River, then stroll through Jeunes Rives, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bern road trip planning website .

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Thun.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jeunes Rives
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Thun, Switzerland

Thun ©
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). Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Schloss THUN, then don't miss a visit to The Central Church Of Thun, and then explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Thun-Panorama, then make a trip 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 maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thun trip site .

Thun is just a stone's throw from Bern. June in Thun sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Thun

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Panoramabrucke Sigriswil, Museum fur Uhren und mechanische Musikinstrumente, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Thunersee ©
Thunersee

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planner .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Thun. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, and finally visit Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and then get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with ARTBOX.GALLERY, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online tour planner .

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Head to Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia and Artrust SAfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lac de Claus and Lido di Lugano. Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride), Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona & Castelgrande) and Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo (in Pollegio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lugano day trip planning website .

Drive from Zurich to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Lugano, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini, Monte Tamaro, Lac de Claus, Falconeria Locarno
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Riviera 6 - Bagno 6. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, & more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Lugano to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel, Riviera 6 - Bagno 6
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get some cultural insight at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and look for gifts at M.G. Design.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Pantheon and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome visit planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): shop like a local with Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, and finally admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Valle dei Mulini, examine the collection at Arsenale della Repubblica, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Rome to Amalfi by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat 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

Side Trips

Ravello, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia Lannio and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Salerno War Cemetery and Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pompeii: Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri and contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in July, Pompeii is a bit cooler 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

Side Trips

Salerno, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Spiaggia Lannio, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

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