7 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, you will find days in Rome are little chillier (38°C), and nights are colder (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Thu), kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Fraum√ľnster Church ©
Fraum√ľnster Church

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