14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online trip maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rome is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect nights in Rome to be cooler, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

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Positano, Italy

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle delle Ferriere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano route maker tool.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Assisi, Italy

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planning site.

You can drive from Positano to Assisi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald vacation planner.

You can drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder site.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Switzerland travel guide

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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.