14 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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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
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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 12th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan journey maker site.

Manila, Philippines to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Milan due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manila in October, with highs in Milan at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) 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.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and finally steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona attractions planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · 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 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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 15th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Ezzelino, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings 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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Padua trip maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Padua are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Padua to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Padua, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive 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 17th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Le Navi Antiche di Pisa.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pisa travel route app.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, and then examine the collection at Museo delle cere di Padre PIo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Giovanni Rotondo route planning website.

Fly from Pisa to San Giovanni Rotondo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. October in San Giovanni Rotondo sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo di Citta, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno online journey planner.

You can drive from San Giovanni Rotondo to Salerno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salerno when traveling from San Giovanni Rotondo in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration., take an in-depth tour of Musee Sainte-Bernadette, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lourdes online trip maker.

Getting from Rome to Lourdes by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Lourdes at 22°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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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 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then don't miss a visit 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lourdes in October, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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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