12 days in Italy, Brussels & Zurich Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Brussels & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, thencontemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Ebraico di Venezia, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Teatro La Fenice, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thendon't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, thenadmire the striking features of Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice vacation site.

Fly from Brussels to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in Venice at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Leaning Tower of Pisa, Forte di Belvedere o di San Giorgio Firenze, Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Camposanto, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
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.
You've added Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Sempione Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally catch a live performance at Teatro Alla Scala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, thencontemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, thenwalk around Sempione Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've added Uetliberg Mountain, Limmat, Fraumünster Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thensee the grandeur of opera at Opernhaus Zurich, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, thenadmire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich vacation site.

You can drive from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in May; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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