51 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

51 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
3
Positano, Italy
— 8 nights
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
6
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 3 nights
7
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
8
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 4 nights
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

8
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini), Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Monte Finestra.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, subway, and bus. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Positano. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Roman Columns (in Nyon) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Positano to Geneva in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Positano in May, with highs in Geneva at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Roman Columns, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

5
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Bern (Aare River & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern) and Titlis (in Engelberg). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Titlis
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lenk im Simmental: Lauenensee (in Lauenen), Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne, visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alprundweg Leiterli, and let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental travel route planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauenensee, Glacier 3000, HR Giger Museum, Trottiland
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle

6
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Martigny to see Fondation Pierre Gianadda about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

4
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Appenzell side-trips: Arosa Ski Resort (in Arosa), Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, admire the striking features of Pfalzkeller, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Appenzell road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Arosa Ski Resort, Eggen-Hohenweg, Santis der Berg, Old Town Chur
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg
Hoher Kasten ©
Hoher Kasten
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Appenzell to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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