14 days in Italy, Swiss Alps & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Swiss Alps & Paris Itinerary

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14 days in Italy, Swiss Alps & Paris Itinerary

Chennai (Madras), India
Fly:  21​h
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train + tram:  3​h 30​min
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
Chennai (Madras), India

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hours
Milan, Italy

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Milan sightseeing planner.

Chennai (Madras), India to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chennai (Madras) in April, with highs in Milan at 22°C and lows at 11°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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3
days
Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Head to Laderach and Metzgerei Bayardfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Blumental Panorama Trail and The Matterhorn. Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Trummer GmbH, Holzschnitzerei woodcarving in Adelboden--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and stop by Jack Wolfskin Store.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and tram from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Trummer GmbH, Holzschnitzerei woodcarving, Blumental Panorama Trail
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn
Zipline

2
days
Paris, France

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 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at River Seine, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and then make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Shopping Museums
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River Seine
Louvre Museum
Champs-Elysees

2
days
Rome, Italy

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 3rd (Wed): stop by Officine Creative Roma. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Pantheon, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation builder.

You can fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill
Colosseum
Vatican Museums

3
days
Milan, Italy

Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Villa del Balbianello. Bring the kids along to Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and Lido di Moltrasio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo (in Faggeto Lario) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). Enjoy Milan some more: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Lido di Moltrasio
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Villa del Balbianello
Duomo di Milano
Villa Carlotta

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