20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at L' Arte de' Ciompi Firenze and Florence Shop 4 It. Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Take Me Out in Tuscany in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and stop by I'Mago.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Tours · Shopping · Classes · Museums
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 16th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): gain interesting insight with Venice Free Walking Tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich journey planner.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Zurich at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Engelberg.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Engelberg, Switzerland — 3 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, then examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Engelberg trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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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.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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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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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