10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  16​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
2
Vatican City, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

1
night
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 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Vatican City, Italy

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Vatican City, then make a trip to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), then make a trip to Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sistine Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vatican City planner .

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice vacation website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Vatican City to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in May, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Swiss National Museum ©
Swiss National Museum
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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