56 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 5 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Landesmuseum and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Old Town, Haus zum Rech, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip app.

Zurich to Lucerne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) will appeal to museum buffs. Duomo di Milano and Il Cenacolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio, Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and discover the deep blue sea with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano.

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Getting from Lucerne to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Portovenere. Visit San Pietro Church and Chiesa Di San Pietro for their historical value. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Museo Civico Etnografico (in La Spezia) and Genoa (Dialogo nel Buio, Galata Museo del Mare, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 5 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Fornillo (in Positano) and La Boa Diving Center (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Cinque Terre to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Cinque Terre in June, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Napoli will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii), Sorrento (Piazza Tasso, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, and explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Riserva Naturale Regionale Monterano - Canale Monterano (RM) (in Bracciano), Antico Presente (in Blera) and Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

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

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano. Let the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Collegio del Cambio capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco), Fabriano (Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, Museo Del Pianoforte Storico E Del Suono, &more) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Cinema a Pennello, get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Dei Priori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa, and steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi route app.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Wine Tours & Tastings. Centro Storico di Siena and Torre Grossa will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino), Abazzia di Torri (in Torri) and Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siena online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Venture out of the city with trips to Discovery Chianti (in Greve in Chianti), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning app.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti. Visit Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio for their historical value. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Museo Pietra Viva (in Sant'Orsola Terme), Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family (in Fumane) and Mulino Angeli (in Roncegno Terme). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, delve into the distant past at Operaforte, and sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Verona tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Palazzo del Dazio o delle Miniere (in Fiera di Primiero), Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino (in Predazzo) and Lio Piccolo (in Cavallino-Treporti). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and surround yourself with nature on ATN Laguna Sud.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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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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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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