17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 4 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In April, Zurich is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 3 nights

With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Etna Donkey Trekking and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Piscina di Venere and Grotte Beach Mongiove. Change things up with a short trip to Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva in Santa Teresa di Riva (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola, kick back and relax at Lido Playa Sole Luna, and don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto.

To find out how to plan a trip to Taormina, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Taormina takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect Taormina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
On the 10th (Mon), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Taormina in April, expect little chillier with lows of 49°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia, Greece — 4 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Get a sense of the local culture at Venetsanos Winery and The Castle of St Nicholas. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Oia: Red Beach (in Akrotiri) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Oia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Oia due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Venice in April since evenings lows in Oia dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Comune Di Certaldo, then look for gifts at Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living and then savor the flavors at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Oia to Florence takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Colle del Gianicolo. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Sabbianera Super Beach, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome online holiday maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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