11 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rome is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in February: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
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 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder site .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then stop by Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice route planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in February, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Le Marais. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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