31 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

31 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Museums and Mastro Cencio will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Vatican Museums
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza della Cisterna. Visit Campanile di Giotto and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & San Gimignano Bell Tower). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence route planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Campanile di Giotto ©
World heritage site
Campanile di Giotto
4.8

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Doge's Palace and Cannaregio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Doge's Palace ©
Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
Cannaregio ©
Must see
Cannaregio
4.8

2
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Certosa di Milano, examine the collection at Pirelli HangarBicocca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan tour planning site.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Highlights from your trip
Duomo di Milano ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8
Piazza del Duomo ©
Historic Walking Area
Piazza del Duomo
4.4

2
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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and finally explore the world behind art at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally learn about all things military at Musee Militaire Genevois.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Geneva at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

2
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich attractions planner.

You can travel from Geneva to Zurich in 50.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mt Pilatus ©
Must see
Mt Pilatus
4.7
Fraumünster Church ©
Religious Site
Fraumünster Church
4.2
Grossmunster ©
Church
Grossmunster
4.3

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Marseille, France

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.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, then examine the collection at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cathédrale La Major ©
Religious Site
Cathédrale La Major
4.4
Musee Granet ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Granet
4.1

3
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Nice, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Eglise Armenienne Sainte-Marie de Nice. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de la Nartelle and Coco Beach. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Les Grottes de Villecroze in Villecroze, approximately Villecroze away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and wander the streets of Place Rossetti.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vieille Ville ©
Must see
Vieille Ville
4.7
Palais Lascaris ©
Historic Site
Palais Lascaris
4.0

4
nights
Paris, France

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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Chantilly and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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