14 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Padua, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
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San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Lourdes, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

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 26th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan holiday planner.

Manila, Philippines to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Milan. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manila in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally listen to music at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip builder site.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation maker tool.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Padua.
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Padua, Italy — 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 29th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Ezzelino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, contemplate the long history of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

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Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Padua to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings 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 admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Padua to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in December, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Navi Antiche di Pisa.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pisa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pisa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to San Giovanni Rotondo.
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San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy — 1 night

San Giovanni Rotondo is the name of a city and comune in the province of Foggia and region of Apulia, in southern Italy.San Giovanni Rotondo was the home of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina from 28 July 1916 until his death on 23 September 1968. On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, and then examine the collection at Museo delle cere di Padre PIo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Giovanni Rotondo day trip planner.

You can fly from Pisa to San Giovanni Rotondo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 1 night

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo di Citta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno online itinerary maker.

Getting from San Giovanni Rotondo to Salerno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Giovanni Rotondo in January since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

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 3rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

Drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) 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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de l'Adoration., examine the collection at Musee Sainte-Bernadette, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lourdes trip app.

You can fly from Rome to Lourdes in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in January, things will get slightly colder in Lourdes: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Lourdes to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 7th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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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France travel guide

4.3
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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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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