12 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris visit site.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hanoi to Paris. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 ©
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 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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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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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 19th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Via Condotti, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Nice in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Scrovegni Chapel. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Ragione Palace) and Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet (in Noventa di Piave). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Padua, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet
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St Mark's Campanile ©
St Mark's Campanile
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then visit Old Town.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online holiday planner.

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Zurich reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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