36 days in Italy, France & Interlaken Itinerary

36 days in Italy, France & Interlaken Itinerary

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36 days in Italy, France & Interlaken Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Colmar, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Punta della Dogana. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Venice is minus 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

5
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aquarium of Genoa and Bagno Maurizio. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Leaning tower Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Pescaturismo a Monterosso, choose your vessel at San Giorgio Boats, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio della Cofradia dei Bianchi o de Santa Croce.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Bagno Maurizio, Aquarium of Genoa
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Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ufschotti Park and Maennlichen. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken visit planning website .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Interlaken by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in June, expect Interlaken to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colmar.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald, Aletsch Glacier, Lake Brienz, Schynige Platte
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

5
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and NaturoparC - Hunawihr. Venture out of the city with trips to Fraispertuis City (in Epinal), Nancy (Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Champ de Roches (in Granges-Sur-Vologne). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, look for gifts at TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux, enjoy some diversion at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, and wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Colmar, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nancy, Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Fraispertuis City, La Volerie des aigles, Champ de Roches
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Champ de Roches ©
Champ de Roches
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Fraispertuis City ©
Fraispertuis City

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Jardin d'Acclimatation. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

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