13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt


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3
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.
You've now added Walks of Italy to your itinerary. Attractions like Colosseum and St. Clement Basilica make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Pantheon and Palatine Hill for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Orvieto (Ceramiche Giacomini, Duomo di Orvieto, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, get to know the fascinating history of Altare Della Patria, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome online vacation planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in October, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice journey app .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Tue), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: stop by Maurice de Mauriac, then see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich online itinerary builder .

Fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basel's Old Town
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Montmartre and Ile Saint-Louis. Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, stroll through Île de la Cité, take a stroll through Trocadero, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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