60 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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60 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  34​h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 10 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 10 nights
train:  30​min
3
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 14 nights
train:  2​h
10
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Bern, Switzerland

10
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.
Family-friendly places like Parc Animalier Pierre Challandes and Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Batie will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Domaine Les Perrieres, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva holiday planning tool .

Zurich to Geneva is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

House of Basketball, Domaine Les Perrieres
Highlights from your plan
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Parc Animalier Pierre Challandes ©
Parc Animalier Pierre Challandes
Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Batie ©

10
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tropiquarium de Servion and Espace des Inventions. Venture out of the city with trips to Labyrinthe Aventure (in Evionnaz), Musee du Tram (in Boudry) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). There's lots more to do: take a tour of La Suisse Steam paddle boat., see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Sulpice (Eglise de St-Sulpice).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lausanne trip planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreux.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Servion, Labyrinthe Aventure, Creux du Van, Lindt Chocolate Shop Aubonne, La Garenne
Highlights from your plan
AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne ©
Tropiquarium de Servion ©
Tropiquarium de Servion
Zoo de Servion ©
Zoo de Servion

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip planner .

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Lausanne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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.
Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Leolandia in Capriate San Gervasio (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Milan road trip site .

You can take a train from Montreux to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Milan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Leolandia
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Arena di Verona in Verona, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Bring the kids along to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Dedicate the 8th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pisa road trip site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

6
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.
Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing app .

Fly from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

14
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Venture out of the city with trips to Marne-la-Vallee (Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip maker .

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toLyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, Versailles, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois ©
Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Lac d'Annecy in Annecy, about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Parc de la Tete d'Or, don't miss a visit to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lyon online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lac d'Annecy
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

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