11 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar


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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.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris sightseeing planning app .

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Doha to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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.
On the 17th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Thu), make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence vacation site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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