23 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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23 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Pompeii, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Lake Lucerne), Interlaken (Speed Boats Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online day trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lucerne, Grindelwald-First
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

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You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

4
nights
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Explore Pompeii's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma), Castiglione (Spiaggia di castiglione & Lido di Ravello) and Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fornillo, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Sentiero dei Limoni, Lido Capo di Conca
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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