19 days in Italy, Croatia & Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Italy, Croatia & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

4
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.
Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Borghese and Church of St. Louis of the French. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online driving holiday planner.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Rome is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Torre del Mangia (in Siena) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Stibbert Museum, and make a trip to Palazzo Strozzi.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Castello di Monteriggioni, Piazza Pio II, Torre del Mangia, San Quirico d'Orcia, Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello Estense and Cannaregio. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Via delle Volte, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Ferrara
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. John's Fortress and Dominican Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Church of St Joseph. Next up on the itinerary: get lost in a book at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of St. Nicholas (Crkva sv. Nikole), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Prijeko street.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik travel site.

You can fly from Venice to Dubrovnik in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum ©
Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum
Dubrovnik City Walls ©
Dubrovnik City Walls
The Franciscan Church and Monastery ©
The Franciscan Church and Monastery

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Zoological Museum, stop by Schanzengraben Canal, and then take a stroll through Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lenin Apartment Zurich, wander the streets of Niederdorf, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubrovnik in March; daily highs in Zurich reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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