22 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train to Interlaken West, Bus to Grindelwald
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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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: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect nights in Rome to be cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
The Mall has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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 24th (Mon), take a stroll through Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.
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Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
When in Zermatt, make a side trip to see Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach in Ernen, approximately Ernen away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and tour in style with a train tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Milan to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Wengen (Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen & Molitor). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Harderkulm, stop by Whiskyness, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken route planning tool.

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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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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