17 days in Italy, Zermatt & Spain Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Zermatt & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Zermatt & Spain Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  9​h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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3
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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then grab a seat and go on Gornergrat, and finally hike along Murmelweg Wanderung.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Venice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Casa de Campo, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Madrid in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip maker .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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