8 days in Rome, Southern Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Rome, Southern Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stresa
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Fort Wayne

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Rome

— 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planning website.

Fort Wayne, USA to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Wayne to Rome. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fort Wayne in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, then look for gifts at Cosmos-Artigianato Napoletano, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples tour itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. December in Naples sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Stresa.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Stresa

— 2 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, then get engrossed in the history at House of The Resistance, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Beauty24.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Naples to Stresa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Naples in December, with highs in Stresa at 48°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Spas · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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