13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Spanish Steps. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In September, Rome is a bit cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip generator.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then head off the coast to Isola di Burano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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