20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Rome at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Florence Shop 4 It and L' Arte de' Ciompi Firenze. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Take Me Out in Tuscany in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, look for gifts at I'Mago, and don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence driving holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.
Tours · Shopping · Museums · Transportation
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 10th (Thu), take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Venice Free Walking Tour.

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in March, with highs in Zurich at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Engelberg.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Engelberg, Switzerland — 3 nights

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis, examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

Before you visit Engelberg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Zurich to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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.
On the 17th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then stroll through Grindelwald-First. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken online road trip planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. March in Interlaken sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.