27 days in Italy, Zermatt & Chamonix Itinerary

27 days in Italy, Zermatt & Chamonix Itinerary

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Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 20 nights

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Siena, Italy

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Peretola Airport, Pisa International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale, and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, then stop by Laderach, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Zermatt takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Chamonix, France

— 20 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Chatillon and Plage d'Angon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grotte de Notre Dame du Lac " Annecy " and Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Vitam (in Neydens), Cite Medievale de Conflans (in Albertville) and Abbaye de Tamie (in Plancherine). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Fier, and trek along La Jonction.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.