20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Vaduz Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Vaduz Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
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Bellagio, Italy
— 2 nights
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Parma, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lajatico, Italy
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Livorno, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucca, Italy
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Zurich when traveling from Toronto in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 1 night
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli, head outdoors with Seealpsee, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Appenzell driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. July in Appenzell sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaduz.

Things to do in Appenzell

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, then make a trip to Liechtenstein Center, then examine the collection at Postal Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaduz trip tool.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Vaduz takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bellagio.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Bellagio, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and then have fun at Abele Experientia Artis. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and then look for gifts at Tea World.

Discover how to plan a Bellagio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Vaduz to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Fun & Games · Classes · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Parma, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): experience rural life at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma, then walk around Parco Ducale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Parma road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Bellagio to Parma in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Parma sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Bologna, Italy

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe) and Bagno Egisto 38 (in Viserba). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Parma to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lajatico.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Lajatico, Italy

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lajatico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Lajatico takes 1.5 hours. July in Lajatico sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Livorno.

Things to do in Lajatico

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Livorno, Italy

— 3 nights

Naples of the North

Considered one of Tuscany's newer cities, the busy port city of Livorno boasts modern charm uncharacteristic of the region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Livorno, then make a splash at Acqua Village Cecina, and then get in on the family fun at Cavallino Matto. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario di Livorno, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Montenero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Livorno visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lajatico to Livorno takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Livorno can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Livorno

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Lucca, Italy

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucca trip itinerary app.

Drive from Livorno to Lucca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip tool.

You can drive from Lucca to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:
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Turin, Italy

— 1 night

City of Magic

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin road trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, you will find days in Turin are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Canton of Appenzell travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Outdoor Activities · Gift & Specialty Shops
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. It has a population of. The area of Appenzell is 16.88km². The district of Appenzell consists of a part of the village Appenzell, as well as Rinkenbach, Kau and Meistersrüte.HistoryPrehistoric AppenzellWhile a single late Bronze Age site has been discovered in the forest outside Appenzell, there is no evidence of a prehistoric settlement. The region around Appenzell remained forested and very lightly settled until the end of the Early Middle Ages.Under the Abbots of St. GallUnder the authority of the abbots of the monastery of St. Gall settlers began to colonization of the Sitter river valley in the late 11th century. It is mentioned, in a deed granting rights to clear land, in 1071 as Abbacella. At the same time, the parish of St. Mauritius was established. By 1200, the parish included the area of the modern district as well as villages of Brenden, Lank, Lehn and Meistersrüte. The meager records before 1500 does not allow accurate reconstruction of the early residential development. It is likely that the first village houses were along the road between church and abbot's farm, which was built at what is now Reichsstrasse near the Gansbach stream. This gave the early village an east-west orientation. East of the church the Metzibrücke bridge was built over the Sitter. This led to the extension of the village across the river. The eastern end of the village was a conglomerate of economic and administrative buildings.

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Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.