21 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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21 days in Northwest Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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
train:  6​h 30​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  8​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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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, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning app .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Venice is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow 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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Zermatt in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

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Take a train from Zermatt to Paris in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. 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
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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