21 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
8
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shopping in Glam Paris, Ride'n'Smile, 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marne-la-Vallee
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 12th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga and then hit the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee ©
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Duomo di Milano and Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle will thrill your kids. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Villa Monastero (in Varenna), Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Monastero, Spiaggia di Onno, Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, Leolandia
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Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing app.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Food Tours
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Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naples tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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