16 days in Italy, Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Sarteano, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
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To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valencia vacation maker website.

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder website.

Fly from Valencia to Milan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valencia in December; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Bellagio.
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Bellagio, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Bellagio trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Bellagio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 5th (Mon).
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Bellagio to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
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You can drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Verona online itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Verona by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for Valeggio Sul Mincio on the 9th (Fri).
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Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy

Valeggio sul Mincio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 25km southwest of Verona. For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Valeggio Sul Mincio tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Verona to Valeggio Sul Mincio in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Valeggio Sul Mincio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Siena trip app.

You can drive from Valeggio Sul Mincio to Siena in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Valeggio Sul Mincio in December, things will get a bit warmer in Siena: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. You will leave for Sarteano on the 10th (Sat).
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Sarteano, Italy — 1 night

Sarteano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100km southeast of Florence and about 60km southeast of Siena.Sarteano is particularly important from the historical point of view. To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sarteano trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Siena to Sarteano in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome trip app.

Traveling by car from Sarteano to Rome takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Madrid on the 12th (Mon).
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Rome to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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