16 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Paris, France

4
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Trastevere, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip builder website .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 24th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Barenpark and then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Interlaken in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Interlaken reach 21°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bern
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern), Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne journey website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lac de Claus, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. September in Zurich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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