18 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Head to Soqquadro APS and Bottega Del Pantheonfor some retail therapy. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and view the masterpieces at ALEFBET.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time 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
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Campanile di Giotto. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer (in San Gimignano) and Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, push the limits with an extreme tour, and hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence route website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, Accademia del Buon Gusto
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Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza delle Erbe and Doge's Palace. Do your shopping at Diletta Sicilia and Galleria Dello Scudo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in December; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christkatholische Kirche Zurich Augustinerkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Interlaken sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Eglise Saint-Ouen (in Pont-Audemer) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and visit Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Interlaken in January, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Eglise Saint-Ouen
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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