12 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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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 1st (Mon), stop by Thiais Village, then pause for some photo ops at Monument a Charles Gounod, and then stroll around Square des Poetes.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary maker tool.

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Thiais Village
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Thiais Village ©
Thiais Village

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 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Via Condotti, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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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 5th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then look for gifts at Vecchia Murano V.M. srl, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

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

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 6th (Sat), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation maker.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Oasi WWF del Bassone, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt journey planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Old Town and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lucerne online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Lucerne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then wander the streets of Montmartre.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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