5 days in Switzerland & Rome Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland & Rome Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and then visit Niederdorf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning website.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sofia in October: highs in Zurich hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Rome is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.