17 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona online trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ravello Arte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Le Vigne di Raito. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, and get outside with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Verona to Ravello takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Verona in July, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
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Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome online holiday builder.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Baptistery of St. John and Basilica of Santa Croce. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Katzensee. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, cool off at Hallenbad Altstetten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip tool.

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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