36 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ragusa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Forli, Italy
— 2 nights
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Prato, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Taranto, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barletta, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Foggia, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pescara, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and then see some colorful creatures with Peakdivers. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Elena Salamon Arte Moderna, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Reggia Di Reale. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Turin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Cagliari.
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Cagliari, Italy — 2 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then examine the collection at Cittadella dei Musei, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrale di Santa Cecilia, browse for treasures at La Bottega delle Meraviglie, then get engrossed in the history at Museo d'Arte Siamese, then get engrossed in the history at Casa Zapata Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Su Nuraxi.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cagliari route tool.

You can fly from Turin to Cagliari in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in June: highs in Cagliari hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ragusa.
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Ragusa, Italy — 2 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo del Costume, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Scicli - World Heritage Site, then get engrossed in the history at A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, and finally examine the collection at Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Duomo San Giorgio, then view the masterpieces at Sudestasi Contemporanea, then get to know the fascinating history of Ragusa Ibla, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ragusa route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Ragusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Ragusa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Forli.
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Forli, Italy — 2 nights

Forlì is a comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, and is the capital of the province of Forlì-Cesena. On the 9th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Casa dei Ricordi - Villa Carpena, admire the masterpieces at Musei San Domenico, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Romagnoli Forli, then stroll around Parco Urbano Franco Agosto, and finally make a trip to Piazza Aurelio Saffi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Mercuriale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via del Borgo o degli Asini, then step into the grandiose world of La Rocca Manfrediana, and finally examine the collection at International Museum of Ceramics.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Forli sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ragusa to Forli by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Prato.
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Prato, Italy — 2 nights

Prato is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo della Natura Morta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Leonardiano di Vinci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fiesole Cathedral Cattedrale di San Romolo - Fiesole, then get engrossed in the history at Musei di Fiesole, and finally see the interesting displays at Convento di San Francesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Castello dell'Imperatore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo, then see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Pretorio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero San Niccolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Comune.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Prato road trip planning tool.

Drive from Forli to Prato in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Forli in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Prato, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online holiday planner.

You can drive from Prato to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Taranto.
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Taranto, Italy — 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Ostuni, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo, and finally examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Taranto using our trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Taranto by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Barletta.
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Barletta, Italy — 2 nights

Barletta is a city, comune and capoluogo together with Andria and Trani of Apulia, in south eastern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico di Palazzo Iliceto, stop by Confetti Andria, examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Andria Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Trani, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cantina della Sfida, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, step into the grandiose world of Castello Svevo di Barletta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barletta itinerary builder site.

Getting from Taranto to Barletta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Taranto in June since evenings lows in Barletta dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Foggia.
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Foggia, Italy — 2 nights

Foggia is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo delle cere di Padre PIo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, then engage your brain at Paleontological Museum and Dinosaur Park, and finally make a trip to Palazzo Dogana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Melfese Massimo Pallottino, then step into the grandiose world of Melfi Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cattedrale di Foggia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Foggia road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Barletta to Foggia takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Barletta in June since evenings lows in Foggia dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pescara.
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Pescara, Italy — 3 nights

Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Adriana and Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Let the collections at Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum and Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Area Marina Protetta Torre del Cerrano (in Pineto), Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento (in Caramanico Terme) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero e Riabilitazione Tartarughe Marine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Cuore Immacolato di Maria, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S.Pietro Apostolo-Chiesa del Mare.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pescara online route planner.

You can drive from Foggia to Pescara in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pescara when traveling from Foggia in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bergamo.
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Bergamo, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII, explore the world behind art at Fondazione Paolo & Carolina Zani, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Santa Giulia, don't miss a visit to Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale della Fotografia - CineFotoClub, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Accademia Carrara, steep yourself in history at La Citta Alta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally examine the collection at Presepi di Ponte San Pietro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergamo online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Pescara to Bergamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Bergamo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello Sforzesco and Palazzo Borromeo. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip app.

You can drive from Bergamo to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 30th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Geneva is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lausanne online vacation planner.

Getting from Geneva to Lausanne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Visit Kleine Scheidegg and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's lots more to do: get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bern itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lausanne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train 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 · Beaches
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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