6 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

6 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thenmake a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thensteep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Giorgio and then have some family-friendly fun at Transfinity.

Plan trip to Lugano with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Rome to Lugano by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Lugano is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chiesa San Giorgio
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