14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  16​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan holiday maker tool .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

You can fly from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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