22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Le Marais and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Wed), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt).

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Il Cenacolo ©
Il Cenacolo

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelvecchio Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Verona itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doges' Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St. Mark's Square and St Mark's Campanile for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
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 Piazza della Signoria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pitti Palace and Piazzale Michelangelo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Take Me Out in Tuscany (in Siena), Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, stop by I'Mago, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Castello del Trebbio, Take Me Out in Tuscany
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Colosseum for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Piazza Navona and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and shop like a local with Via Condotti.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip generator.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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