30 days in Switzerland, Italy & France Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland, Italy & France Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Jesuitenkirche are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Lucerne is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in June, things will get a bit warmer in Lucerne: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
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Neighborhood
Bahnhofstrasse
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and La Citta Alta for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Borromeo and Castello Sforzesco. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lucerne in June, with highs in Milan at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

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Palazzo Borromeo
4.7
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La Citta Alta
4.9

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice visit planning app.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Le mura di Lucca. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Siena and Castello di Monteriggioni. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: San Francesco (in Siena) and San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & Historic Centre of San Gimignano). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

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Duomo di Siena
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Le mura di Lucca
4.8

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter's Square. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Pantheon
4.8
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Colosseum
4.7

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint-Paul de Vence and Place Garibaldi. Get some cultural insight at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale. Venture out of the city with trips to La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

Plan trip to Nice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marseille journey planning site.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Marseille are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Highlights from your trip

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 26th (Sat), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Lyon driving holiday planner.

Getting from Marseille to Lyon by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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Must see
Vieux Lyon
4.8
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Historic Walking Area
Fourviere Hill
4.8
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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at La Madeleine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0

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