11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Zurich Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  13​h 15​min
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Amalfi, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— Few hours
Train:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Moena, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip itinerary website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amalfi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Dubai to Amalfi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: highs in Amalfi hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ravello
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner .

You can drive from Amalfi to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Amalfi in April, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre online visit planner .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 17th (Wed), you're off toMilan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

Plan trip to Milan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moena.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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Moena, Italy

Moena
Moena is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60km northeast of Trento. To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Moena road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Milan to Moena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toVenice.

Things to do in Moena

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Venice, Italy

Venice
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 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Moena to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip site .

Getting from Venice to Interlaken by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Venice in April: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Mon), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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