16 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Bareggio
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Bareggio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse and then take a stroll through Old Town.

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

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Zurich. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Seebad Seeliken, enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten, and then get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne route maker tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. Get outdoors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Plage de Port-Choiseul. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Nyon (in Nyon), Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Fondation de l'Hermitage) and Grottes de Vallorbe (in Vallorbe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Geneva vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Geneva are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 Louvre Museum and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt) and Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi (in Nogent-le-Roi). And it doesn't end there: stop by Île de la Cité, stroll through Paris Plage, and take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bareggio.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bareggio, Italy

— 1 night
Bareggio is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 14km west of Milan.Bareggio borders the following municipalities: Pregnana Milanese, Cornaredo, Sedriano, Cusago, Cisliano. On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then browse the different shops at Il Centro.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bareggio trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Bareggio. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Bareggio hover around 87°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Bareggio

Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bareggio to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.