21 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Mumbai, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Mumbai, India

3
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shopping in Glam Paris, Ride'n'Smile, 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Pont Alexandre III, take a memorable tour with Green River Cruises, hit all the best shops with Shopping in Glam Paris, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, then join in the after-dark buzz at 4 Roues Sous 1 Parapluie, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Ride'n'Smile. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

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Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Paris. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

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Marne-la-Vallee
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Walt Disney Studios Park ©
Walt Disney Studios Park

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
days
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 12th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga and then stroll through Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

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Traveling by train from Zurich to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

#Parks, #Nature, #Winter Sports

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Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gorner Gorge ©
Gorner Gorge
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

3
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di Onno and Castello Sforzesco. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Villa Monastero (in Varenna) and Parco Faunistico le Cornelle (in Valbrembo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Milan holiday builder app .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Leolandia, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, Villa Monastero
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Parco Faunistico le Cornelle ©
Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
day
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 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip maker website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
days
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 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome travel route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites

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St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
days
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cave of Smeraldo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Food Tours
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Bagni d'Arienzo ©
Bagni d'Arienzo
Cave of Smeraldo ©
Cave of Smeraldo

2
days
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 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum and then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples day trip app .

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or ride a ferry. In July in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

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