12 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
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Portofino, Italy
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
10
Milan, Italy
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan trip maker tool.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Milan, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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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.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, thenstop by Tamburini, and then grab your bike and head to Parco Jacopo della Quercia.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip builder site.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Parco Jacopo della Quercia
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Tamburini ©
Tamburini
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Parco Jacopo della Quercia ©
Parco Jacopo della Quercia

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenhunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, thenkick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano, thencontemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

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Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portofino journey builder.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Portofino takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Pisa in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baia di Paraggi, Museo della Civilta Contadina
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino
Castello Brown ©
Castello Brown

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, thenexamine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclabile Rio Freidano.

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You can drive from Portofino to Turin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, Turin is little chillier than Portofino - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Ciclabile Rio Freidano
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Tea World, steep yourself in history at Broletto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), thenkick back and relax at Lido Villa Olmo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip planner.

Getting from Turin to Como by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: highs in Como hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lido Villa Olmo ©
Lido Villa Olmo
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Como in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera and then wander the streets of Brera District. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Rionale.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan trip builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in Milan hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercato Rionale
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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