35 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

35 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Naples, Italy
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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San Candido, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 7 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples online trip itinerary builder.

Denver, USA to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Denver to Naples, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Naples, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

You can fly from Naples to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Naples in June: highs in Nice hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Saint-Tropez.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Saint-Tropez, France — 7 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Tropez: Plage de l'Estagnol (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Saint-Aygulf) and Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, stroll through Le Cap Lardier, head outdoors with Eco Gliss, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip builder app.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in June: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You'll set off for Venice on the 18th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy — 4 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Tropez to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Candido.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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San Candido, Italy — 3 nights

Innichen is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80km northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. Venture out of the city with trips to Rifugio Lagazuoi (in Cortina d'Ampezzo), Lago di Braies (in Braies) and Auronzo di Cadore (Lake Misurina & Tre Cime di Lavaredo). The adventure continues: stroll around Parco Naturale Tre Cime (Dolomiti Patrimonio dell’Umanita - UNESCO), don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Candido ''La Collegiata'', tour the pleasant surroundings at Drau Cycle Route, and grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Val Pusteria Pusterbike.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our San Candido day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to San Candido takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get little chillier in San Candido: highs are around 70°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Bellagio, Italy — 7 nights

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Parrocchia di S. Abbondio (in Mezzegra) and Parrocchia di Santa Tecla (in Torno). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio Voltiano, and enjoy some diversion at Abele Experientia Artis.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bellagio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Candido to Bellagio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, Bellagio is a bit warmer than San Candido - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 2:

Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Barenpark (in Bern) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip website.

Drive from Bellagio to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bellagio in July, with highs in Lucerne at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and stroll around Lindenhofplatz.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.