47 days in Italy, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

47 days in Italy, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Positano, Italy
— 6 nights
3
Vietri sul Mare, Italy
— 5 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
5
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
6
Nice, France
— 6 nights
7
Saint-Raphael, France
— 5 nights
8
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
9
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Billund, Denmark to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Billund in June, with highs in Rome at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). Dedicate the 26th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Fornillo, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Ravello, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena, Lido Capo di Conca
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

5
nights
Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Vietri sul Mare: Minori (Villa Romana e Antiquarium, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, &more), Valico di Chiunzi (in Tramonti) and Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Ravello - Atrani Walk, &more). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria de Olearia, don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Maria del Bando, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vietri sul Mare itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Atrani, Minori, Tramonti, Maiori
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vietri sul Mare to Venice. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vietri sul Mare in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence travel route site.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Parc de Vaugrenier (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Villa Eilenroc) and Gare Maritime (in Cannes). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get great views at Mt Boron, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eze, Antibes, La Pointe de Saint Hospice, Route Napoleon, Parc de Vaugrenier
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

5
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Lavoir Vasserot (in Saint-Tropez), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Cogolin (Les Pipes de Cogolin - Courrieu, Chateau Des Garcinieres, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie, trek along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and go for a stroll along the water at Promenade Andre Pradayrol.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cogolin, Bormes-Les-Mimosas, San Peyre, Lavoir Vasserot, Moyenne Corniche
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Murren (Via Ferrata, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lieselotte Trail, and hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Raphael to Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and get engrossed in the history at Richard Wagner Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip app.

Drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zurich, Interlaken
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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