11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Madurai, India
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Madurai, India


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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally head off the coast to Isola di Burano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take a stroll through Cannaregio, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary website .

Madurai, India to Venice is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Madurai to Venice, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Florence visit planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Pantheon. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, take a stroll through Trastevere, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich itinerary planner .

Fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in November: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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