22 days in Northwest Italy, Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 9 nights
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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 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice. In April, Venice is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Verona, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Valeggio Sul Mincio (Borghetto sul Mincio & Parco Giardino Sigurta) and Mantua (Palazzo Te & Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova). The adventure continues: listen to music at Arena di Verona, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & La Citta Alta) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, look for gifts at Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Como trip maker.

You can drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Como, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip tool.

You can fly from Como to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Como in April; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 9 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lausanne (Rue de Bourg, Parc de Valency, &more), Jardin Instinctif (in Noville) and Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue, Montreux Lakeside, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Province of Verona travel guide

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Theme Parks · Theaters · Specialty Museums
Verona is a city on the Adige river in Veneto, Italy, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third largest in northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426km² and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the Romans.Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.EtymologyAccording to a theory that considers the geographical position of the city, Verona was a key step for those from Eastern Gaul across the Alps to Rome along the Via Claudia Augusta. Verona is short for Versus Romae which means "In the direction of Rome". The -ona suffix, found in many Gallic names, is a simple deformation due to incorrect auditory perception that leads any person to hear the sound of a foreign language as a common sound in their own language, so to pronounce it incorrectly and wrote incorrectly.

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