43 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

43 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 14 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Saint-Luc, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Airolo, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Schwyz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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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.
Visiting Le Bois des Aigles and La Hotte du Diable will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moret-sur-Loing and Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Ourscamp. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils (in Passy-sur-Marne), Chartres (Chartres Cathedral, La Maison Picassiette, &more) and Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau)). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, learn about winemaking at Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire, contemplate the long history of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Belleau, and see the interesting displays at Musee Jardin Bourdelle.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris route maker website.

Los Angeles, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Chartres, Milly-la-Foret, Fontainebleau, Belleau, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils
Highlights from your plan
Moret-sur-Loing ©
Moret-sur-Loing
La Maison Picassiette
La Maison Picassiette
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Terme Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico d'Orcia. Discover out-of-the-way places like La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary and Eremo di Montesiepi. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Sansepolcro (Aboca Museum & Museo Civico di Sansepolcro), Anghiari (in Anghiari) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Convento di San Francesco, admire the natural beauty at Castello di Brolio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, and appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder.

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Sansepolcro, Convento di San Francesco, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Eremo di Montesiepi
Highlights from your plan
Aboca Museum ©
Aboca Museum
Terme Bagno Vignoni ©
Terme Bagno Vignoni
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum and Piazza dei Signori. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pomposa Abbey and Castello del Catajo. Venture out of the city with trips to Battistero del Duomo di Padova (in Padua), Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio) and Cantina Ca' Biasi (in Breganze). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, walk around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Loreggian.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Padua, Castello del Catajo, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Cantina Marco Polo 6811
Highlights from your plan
Battistero del Duomo di Padova ©
Battistero del Duomo di Padova
Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation de l'Hermitage, then get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Elysee, and finally stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montreux travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Montreux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Lausanne, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
Highlights from your plan
Musee de l'Elysee ©
Musee de l'Elysee
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage

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Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeunes Rives, then see the interesting displays at Musee Romain Avenches, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbatiale de Payerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Suisse de la Marionnette, look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee du Gotteron, then examine the collection at Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel trip builder.

You can drive from Montreux to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint-Luc.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fribourg, Avenches, Abbatiale de Payerne, Magdalena Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Musee Romain Avenches ©
Musee Romain Avenches
Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre ©
Musee Suisse de la Machine a Coudre
Musee Suisse de la Marionnette ©
Musee Suisse de la Marionnette

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Saint-Luc, Switzerland

Saint-Luc ©
Saint-Luc is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get outside with Loetschberger-Suedrampe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Leuk, and then get outside with Lac des Autannes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Luc travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Neuchatel to Saint-Luc in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saint-Luc

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Raron, Loetschberger-Suedrampe, Schloss Leuk, Lac des Autannes
Highlights from your plan
Lac des Autannes ©
Lac des Autannes
Schloss Leuk ©
Schloss Leuk
Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud ©
Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get a sense of the local culture at L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard and Intercontinental Church Society. Get outdoors at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and Trockener Steg. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Riffelsee, stop by Laderach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn, and tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt route builder website.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Luc to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Airolo.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard
Highlights from your plan
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard ©
L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard

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Airolo, Switzerland

Airolo ©
Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Ursern, tee off at Golfplatz Andermatt, and then appreciate the history behind Suworow-Denkmal. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Andermatt Adventure, then take an in-depth tour of Museo di Valmaggia, and then admire the striking features of Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airolo trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Airolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Schwyz.

Things to do in Airolo

Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Andermatt, Museo di Valmaggia, Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul)
Highlights from your plan
Museo di Valmaggia ©
Museo di Valmaggia
Talmuseum Ursern ©
Talmuseum Ursern

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Schwyz, Switzerland

Schwyz ©
The town of Schwyz is the capital of the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.The Federal Charter of 1291 or Bundesbrief, the charter that eventually led to the foundation of Switzerland, can be seen at the Bundesbriefmuseum.The official language of Schwyz is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Festung Vitznau, steep yourself in history at Ruetli, then go for a walk through Fronalpstock, and finally look for gifts at Victorinox Factory Store. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Swiss Path, get engrossed in the history at Bundesbriefmuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Forum of Swiss History Schwyz.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Schwyz vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Airolo to Schwyz takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Schwyz can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Schwyz

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seelisberg, Festung Vitznau, Victorinox Factory Store, Fronalpstock
Highlights from your plan
Fronalpstock ©
Fronalpstock
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz ©
Forum of Swiss History Schwyz
Festung Vitznau ©
Festung Vitznau

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) and Limmat. The Rosengart Collection and Landesmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Munot in Schaffhausen (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Niederdorf and examine the collection at Museum Strauhof.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schwyz to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Munot
Highlights from your plan
Munot ©
Munot
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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