11 days in Italy, Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, Switzerland & Rust Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Verbania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Rust, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Samnaun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Venice, Italy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

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

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Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Isola Madre, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then explore the activities along Lago Maggiore, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, then explore the activities along Lago di Como, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Verbania trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Verbania by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. March in Verbania sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rust.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Isola Madre, Lago di Como, Piazza Maggiore, Isola Bella
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

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Rust, Germany

Rust ©
Originally a poor fishing village, Rust now features a world-class amusement park complex.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Munsterplatz and then get in on the family fun at Europa-Park. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then walk around Lichtentaler Allee, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Frieder Burda.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rust attractions planner.

Drive from Verbania to Rust in 5 hours. Traveling from Verbania in April, Rust is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Things to do in Rust

Theme Parks Spas Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Freiburg im Breisgau
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee

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Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

Neuhausen am Rheinfall ©
Neuhausen am Rheinfall is a small municipality best known as home to Rhine Falls, a tourist attraction and Europe's largest waterfall.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rhine Falls. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): try your luck at Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen, take some stellar pictures from Cascate Di Scaffhusen, then get great views at Rhine Falls, and finally see the interesting displays at Smilestones.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Neuhausen am Rheinfall visit planner.

Getting from Rust to Neuhausen am Rheinfall by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Neuhausen am Rheinfall are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Samnaun.

Things to do in Neuhausen am Rheinfall

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Kartause Ittingen
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Kartause Ittingen ©
Kartause Ittingen
Museum Lindwurm ©
Museum Lindwurm

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Samnaun, Switzerland

Samnaun ©
Samnaun is a high Alpine village and a valley at the eastern end of Switzerland and a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.HistoryThe valley was first used as a seasonal mountain pasture for the villages of Tschlin and Ramosch. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Eurocenter, then take in the views from Val Sinestra Suspension Bridges, then walk around Not dal Mot, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Baselgia San Lurench.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Samnaun trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Neuhausen am Rheinfall to Samnaun by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, Samnaun is little chillier than Neuhausen am Rheinfall - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Samnaun

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sent, Haus Clagluna
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Alberto Giacometti Museum ©
Alberto Giacometti Museum
Baselgia San Lurench ©
Baselgia San Lurench

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