39 days in Switzerland, Venice & Rome Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland, Venice & Rome Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brunnen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Rhine Falls and Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Old Town and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden will appeal to history buffs. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Schloss Rapperswil (in Rapperswil) and Munot (in Schaffhausen). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Zurich is an approximately 36-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dunedin to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brunnen, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Brunnen is a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz), at.Brunnen railway station, on the Gotthard railway, is served by hourly InterRegio trains, and by lines S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld, and S3 of the S-Bahn Luzern, which operates hourly to Lucerne.Brunnen also has a cablecar that goes to the Urmiberg, a part of the Rigi offering wonderful views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps.HistoryWinston Churchill spent his honeymoon in Brunnen. Get some historical perspective at Festung Vitznau and Bundeskapelle Brunnen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum POST AB! and Forum of Swiss History Schwyz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brunnen: Klausen Pass (in Altdorf) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with FlywithFlo, make a trip to Fronalpstock, contemplate the long history of Ruetli, and examine the collection at Bundesbriefmuseum.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Brunnen trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Brunnen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Brunnen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 5 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Uferpromenade Weggis and Museggmauer. Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Pilatus and Lion Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen), Skydive Luzern (in Neudorf) and Hallwyl Castle (in Seengen). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Mariastein, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale.

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Getting from Brunnen to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Wengen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Get outdoors at Grindelwald-First and Maennlichen Royal Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rodelbahn Oeschinensee and Minigolf. Change things up with these side-trips from Wengen: Spiezer Rundwanderweg (in Spiez), Spiez Castle (in Thun) and Artilleriewerk Faulensee (in Faulensee). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Kandersteg-Allmenalp Klettersteig, take a stroll through Alpiglen, trek along Wanderung Bussalp - Bort, and take in the awesome beauty at Niesen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wengen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Wengen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Chillon and Eglise de Saint-Sulpice. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Change things up with a short trip to Corniche Lavaux Vineyards in Montreux (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, and glide through the air with Centre Geneve de Vol Libre – Paradelta.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wengen to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Cannaregio. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, make a trip to Church of San Pantalon, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and stop by Dorsoduro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Geneva in June since evenings lows in Venice dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Rome, Italy

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Ostia Antica to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome route builder tool.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.