12 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and finally stop by Le Marais.

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Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Side Trips

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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Via Condotti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, make a trip to Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nice in August: highs in Rome hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St Mark's Campanile and Scrovegni Chapel. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Correr capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Ragione Palace). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice visit planning site.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

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Side Trips

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St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Florence, Italy

Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Florence to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in August, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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