8 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

8 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan, Italy
Drive
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Sirmione, Italy
Drive
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Malcesine, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Pisa, Italy
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Como.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature
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Como, Italy

— 1 night

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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Como trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Como in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Como hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Milan on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Como

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Milan

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Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sirmione trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. October in Sirmione sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel to Malcesine.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Malcesine, Italy

— 1 night
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. On the 11th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Malcesine trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sirmione to Malcesine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Malcesine

Historic Sites
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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Malcesine to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Naples is somewhat warmer than Malcesine - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

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 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli and then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa online travel planner.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.