9 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 22nd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major aiport is Vienna International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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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 Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scrovegni Chapel. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vienna in December, you will find days in Venice are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
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Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

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

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder.

Fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Zurich is little chillier than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
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Bahnhofstrasse

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