14 days in Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Visit Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica of Santa Croce for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Visit Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace for their historical value. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, approximately Padua away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Grossmunster. Fraumünster Church and Friedhof Fluntern will appeal to history buffs. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in July, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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