11 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in March, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around °C and lows about °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.
On the 16th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thenmake a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, thenexamine the collection at Pitti Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence visit planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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): don't miss a visit to Welcome to Rome, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, thendelve into the distant past at Pantheon, thendelve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thendon't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip maker.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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