32 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

32 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
7
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Dune La Londe (in La Londe Les Maures), Domaine Sainte Marie (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas) and Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères (in Hyeres). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, learn about winemaking at Distillerie A. Blachere, take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Marseille at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avignon, Dune La Londe, Domaine Sainte Marie, Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères, Calanques
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Dune La Londe ©
Dune La Londe
Calanques ©
Calanques
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Active Escape (in Frejus), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Active Escape, Marineland, Lérins Islands, TakSea
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Marineland ©
Marineland
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then trek along 5-Seenweg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Laderach, then get outside with Gornergrat, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Stellisee ©
Stellisee

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Thunersee (in Thun), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, hike along The Eiger, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bern trip website.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Trümmelbachfälle, Thunersee, Lake Brienz
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Meiringen (Aare Gorge & Reichenbach Falls). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Furka Pass, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, Furka Pass
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples online holiday planner.

Fly from Lucerne to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in September; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Bosco de Medici Winery
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation maker tool.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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