19 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai, India


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2
nights
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Villa Comunale, make a trip to Corso Umberto, head off the coast to Isola Bella, then explore the world behind art at CioccolArt Sicily Museum, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo del Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, then make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina, and finally learn about winemaking at Gambino Vini.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary builder tool .

Mumbai, India to Taormina is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Taormina. While traveling from Mumbai, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Taormina, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Messina, CioccolArt Sicily Museum, Gambino Vini, Museo del Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then make a trip to Quattro Canti, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, then admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), and finally make a trip to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palermo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu
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Food Tours
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, and finally steep yourself in history at Underground Naples. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

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Traveling by flight from Palermo to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In December in Naples, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
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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 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally stroll around Parco del Valentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Lorenzo, make a trip to Piazza Castello, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then make a trip to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and finally get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turin trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Turin are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt Pilatus and Titlis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Grossmunster, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turin to Lucerne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Lucerne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Titlis ©
Titlis

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