20 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get outdoors at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Positano (Emporio della Ceramica di murano crescenzo & Miniaci Art Gallery) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Naples is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Naples, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Naples is slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

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

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence route tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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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.
Visit Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ponte dei Sospiri. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica of St. Anthony about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip site.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Zurich at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Marseille hover around °C and lows are around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Carrieres des Lumieres, Kayaking & Canoeing, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Scuba & Snorkeling

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