56 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 4 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg. Museum POST AB! and Elsener Messerschmied AG will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Lucerne (Museggmauer & Biosphaere Entlebuch) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, stop by Niederdorf, take a stroll through Old Town, and take a memorable tour with hike.ch.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bern.

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World heritage site
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
5.0
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

5
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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Rochers des Sommetres (in Muriaux), Altreu Storchendorf (in Selzach) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, see some colorful creatures with Go-Diving, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, and trek along Vallee du Gotteron.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip tool.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Bern sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Turin.

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Mountain
Maennlichen
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Kleine Scheidegg
4.6

4
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Turin, Italy

Turin ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Egizio and Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Naturale del Gran Bosco di Salbertrand (in Salbertrand), Prato di Sant'Orso (in Cogne) and Parco Naturale della Rocca di Cavour (in Cavour). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip site.

Getting from Bern to Turin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bern in March since evenings lows in Turin dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Winter Sports

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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
4.5

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata and Pinacoteca di Brera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano), Como (Basilica di San Fedele & Cathedral of Como (Duomo)) and Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona (in Colico). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Monte Barro, take a memorable tour with Truffle Experience, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Must see
Duomo di Milano
4.8

5
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Verona, Italy

Verona ©

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine and Fondazione Bisazza. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Brescia Castle (in Brescia), Altopiano di Boniprati (in Prezzo) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Wild Fishing Experience & Rental Boat, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Verona trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in March; daily highs in Verona reach 34°C and lows reach 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Transportation

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World heritage site
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
4.7

5
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Isola dei morti (in Moriago della Battaglia), Y-40 The Deep Joy (in Montegrotto Terme) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Verona in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Must see
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

5
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Let the collections at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4
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World heritage site
Pitti Palace
4.4

3
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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono and Museo della Porziuncola. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Oratorio Di San Giovanni Battista (in Perugia) and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at San Damiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Florence in April since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour site.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Naples.

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Must see
Piazza Navona
4.6
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2

6
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo della Carta capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Terme del Foro & House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)), Toonado (in Sorrento) and Valle delle Ferriere (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find out how to plan a trip to Naples, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park
4.6
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Religious Site
Duomo di Ravello
4.2

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Theatre of Taormina, then hit the best photo ops around with Escursioni in Barca con Daniele e Salvo, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Sant'Agata al Carcere and then take a memorable tour with Etna Moving - Excursions & Trekking.

To plan Catania vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Naples to Catania in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Naples in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Catania. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Historic Site
Piazza Duomo
4.6

4
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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo dell'Acciuga and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Get some historical perspective at Cattedrale di Palermo and Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Madonie a Passo lento (in Petralia Soprana), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese (in Termini Imerese). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", view the masterpieces at Drago Artecontemporanea, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palermo tour planner.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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