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 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Etna Donkey Trekking and Piscina di Venere. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling 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). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Corso Umberto, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Castelmola.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taormina tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Zurich to Taormina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Taormina hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to 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 25th (Sat), take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planner.

Getting from Taormina to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Taormina in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Domaine Sigalas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Venetsanos Winery (in Megalochori) and Cultural Village (in Pyrgos). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, stop by Oneiro Jewelry, don't miss a visit to The Castle of St Nicholas, and take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oia journey builder tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Oia. Traveling from Venice in June, Oia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time 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.
On the 1st (Fri), get into the urban bustle at Comune Di Certaldo, then shop like a local with Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living and then do a tasting at Castello di Verrazzano.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Oia to Florence by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oia to Florence due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Oia in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to 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 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Sabbianera Super Beach, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then stop by Officine Creative Roma.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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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