17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Greece Itinerary

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


Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in June; daily highs in Zurich reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Taormina.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Piscina di Venere and Lido Playa Sole Luna. Escape the urban bustle at Etna Donkey Trekking and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Spiaggia libera - Santa Teresa di Riva (in Santa Teresa di Riva) and Grotte Beach Mongiove (in Mongiove). There's more to do: make a trip to Corso Umberto and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola.

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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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Taormina hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

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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 June, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Oia, Greece — 4 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Domaine Sigalas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Venetsanos Winery (in Megalochori) and Cultural Village (in Pyrgos). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, look for gifts at Atlantis Books E.E., browse the exhibits of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental.

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Oia is 1 hour. Traveling from Venice in June, Oia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Sat), take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, then look for gifts at Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, and then examine the collection at Pitti Palace. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Easy Living and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oia to Florence in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Oia in June since evenings lows in Florence dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Sabbianera Super Beach, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then stop by Officine Creative Roma.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

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.

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.

Greece travel guide

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.