14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Dubendorf, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dogliani, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

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 30th (Sun): visit Old Town, stop by Niederdorf, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary builder tool.

New York City, USA to Zurich is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Zurich is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Dubendorf.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

1
night
Dubendorf, Switzerland

Dubendorf
Dübendorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.It is a suburb of Zürich in Switzerland with a population of about 26,000 (2014). For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubendorf trip planner.

Dubendorf is just a short distance from Zurich. In October in Dubendorf, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 45°F at night. You'll set off for Zermatt on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Dubendorf

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
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1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then cruise along Gornergrat.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dubendorf to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Transportation
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

1
night
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga, take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turin travel planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Turin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Turin, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dogliani.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

1
night
Dogliani, Italy

Dogliani ©
Dogliani is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60km southeast of Turin and about 35km northeast of Cuneo.Dogliani borders the following municipalities: Belvedere Langhe, Bonvicino, Bossolasco, Cissone, Farigliano, Lequio Tanaro, Monchiero, Monforte d'Alba, Roddino, and Somano.Aside from local craftmanship, the economy is mostly based on agriculture: most of the area is occupied by vines, used for the production of the Dolcetto di Dogliani wine. On the 5th (Fri), do a tasting at Cantina Josetta Saffirio, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Gabutti, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Rivetto, and finally learn about winemaking at Marziano Abbona.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dogliani driving holiday planner.

Drive from Turin to Dogliani in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dogliani are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Dogliani

Wineries

Side Trips

Cantina Josetta Saffirio, Azienda Agricola Gabutti, Azienda Agricola Rivetto
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Marziano Abbona ©
Marziano Abbona
Azienda Agricola Rivetto ©
Azienda Agricola Rivetto
Azienda Agricola Gabutti ©
Azienda Agricola Gabutti

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 6th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Dogliani to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
I Navigli ©
I Navigli

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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