22 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

22 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  8​h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and La Vendimia d'Espagne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Paris due to the time zone difference. In June, Paris is cooler than Kolkata (Calcutta) - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do your shopping at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Venture out of the city with trips to Verrerie Pierini (in Biot), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Swim with Dolphins & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, stroll around Colline du Chateau overlook, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Renoir.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Base Nature Francois Leotard, Musee Renoir, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

1
day
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 9th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and finally look for gifts at Laderach.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nice to Zermatt takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Golf Club Matterhorn ©
Golf Club Matterhorn
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, stroll through Old Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Zurich by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to L'artista della barbaria or Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Change things up with a short trip to Cantina San Gregorio in Valdobbiadene (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice visit planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cantina San Gregorio
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) or Gallori-Turchi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti), Accademia del Buon Gusto (in Panzano in Chianti) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Siena). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence tour builder site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monterinaldi, Guardastelle Vineyard, Accademia del Buon Gusto
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Relax by the water at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. Head to Via Condotti and Bartoluccifor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take a stroll through Trastevere, look for all kinds of wild species at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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