30 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Tours, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Chur, Switzerland
Drive
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Tirano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 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 day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Le Palais Royal, Esplanade des Invalides, and other attractions you added. Bring the kids along to Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Pelotas, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Pelotas in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Tours, France

— 3 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Attractions like Futuroscope and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tours: Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise) and Chambord (Chateau de Chambord & Domaine National de Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le Cirque en Bois, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Martin, and take in the pleasant sights at Place Plumereau.

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Take a train from Paris to Tours in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Tours sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a splash at Alligator Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Tours to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Pont Alexandre III and then admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Interlaken at 2°C and lows at -3°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums

Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chur online journey maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Chur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Tirano.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Tirano, Italy

— 2 nights
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. Kids will enjoy Impianti Di Risalita and Museo dello Sci. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirano: Sacrario militare del Passo Del Tonale (in Passo del Tonale) and Bormio (Torre della Bajona, Monte Scorluzzo, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Passo delll'Aprica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Martino, examine the collection at Museo Etnografico Tiranese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tirano trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Chur to Tirano in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Tirano

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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

You can drive from Tirano to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, Milan is somewhat warmer than Tirano - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Verona, Italy

— 1 day

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Verona travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Zaccaria, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation planning website.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.