14 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Attractions like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rome. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sun), appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planning website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
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 5th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online vacation builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

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
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then stop by Old Town.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and visit Le Marais.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris travel app.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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