6 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

6 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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6 days in Italy & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Brussels, Belgium to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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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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night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Chiesa San Giorgio and then get your game on at Transfinity.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip app .

Getting from Rome to Lugano by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lugano: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chiesa San Giorgio
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