21 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  16 h
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

3
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Venice is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Venice. In January, Venice is colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch & Skigebiet Betelberg). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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