16 days in Italy, Paris & Interlaken Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Paris & Interlaken Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour site.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is little chillier than Manila - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Communication, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and then make a trip to Bundesplatz.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Interlaken day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip planning site.

Getting from Interlaken to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Classes
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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.