16 days in Italy, Zurich & Chur Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Zurich & Chur Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Chur, Switzerland
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Bellano, Italy
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Padua, Italy
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Ravenna, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chinese Garden Zurich, Le Corbusier House and Limmat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat, then stroll around Chinese Garden Zurich, and then admire the striking features of Le Corbusier House.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Zurich due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature
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Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Chur road trip site.

Getting from Zurich to Chur by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bellano.

Things to do in Chur

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums
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Bellano, Italy

Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Your day by day itinerary now includes Orrido di Bellano as well as Villa Monastero. On the 18th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano. On the next day, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bellano trip maker tool.

Getting from Chur to Bellano by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Padua.

Things to do in Bellano

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Padua, Italy

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Teatro Olimpico has been added to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza dei Signori and Ragione Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Padua online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bellano to Padua in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Ravenna.

Things to do in Padua

Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ravenna, Italy

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
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Getting from Padua to Ravenna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Ravenna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pitti Palace and San Pietro Church. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Tellaro to see Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, and admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website.

Drive from Ravenna to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.