21 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15 h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Zurich. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lion Monument, Mt Pilatus, Altstadt Luzern, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Markuskirche and Richard Wagner Museum. Get some historical perspective at Matthauskirche and Museggmauer. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, stroll through Maennlichen Royal Walk, thentake in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online trip maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen Church
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Maennlichen Royal Walk ©
Maennlichen Royal Walk

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Clay Shoot Zermatt and Riffelsee. Your inner history buff will appreciate Intercontinental Church Society and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trockener Steg, take a memorable tour with Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and hike along 5-Seenweg.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt) ©
Alpine Adventures Zermatt (Fly Zermatt)

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip builder site.

Getting from Zermatt to Milan by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. December in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ponte dei Sospiri. Get some historical perspective at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Campo del Ghetto. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cannaregio, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll set off for Pisa on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, make a trip to Palazzo dell'Orologio, thenadmire the striking features of Palazzo della Carovana, thenexamine the collection at Palazzo Blu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip builder.

You can drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pisa, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano ©
Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Colosseum and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, pause for some photo ops at Altare Della Patria, and steep yourself in history at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cupola di San Pietro, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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