13 days in Italy, France & Zermatt Itinerary

13 days in Italy, France & Zermatt Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Vignale Monferrato, Italy
— 1 night
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7
Casale Monferrato, Italy
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 29th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary site.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In May, Paris is cooler than Colombo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lourdes.
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Lourdes, France — 1 night

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration. and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception..

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lourdes trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lourdes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planning tool.

Fly from Lourdes to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lourdes in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.
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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.
On the 5th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Rionale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vignale Monferrato.
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Vignale Monferrato, Italy — 1 night

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Vignale Monferrato travel planning site.

You can drive from Milan to Vignale Monferrato in 2 hours. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vignale Monferrato, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. You will leave for Casale Monferrato on the 7th (Thu).
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Casale Monferrato, Italy — 1 night

Casale Monferrato is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Libreria Idea, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Vitta, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Mazzini (o del Cavallo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Saffi, and finally make a trip to Torre Civica di Santo Stefano.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Casale Monferrato trip planner.

Casale Monferrato is very close to Vignale Monferrato. Traveling from Vignale Monferrato in June, you will find days in Casale Monferrato are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip builder tool.

You can drive from Casale Monferrato to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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