20 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
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Thun, Switzerland
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Davos, Switzerland
Drive
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Klosters, Switzerland
Drive
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Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bern.
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Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

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Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Thun.
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Thun, Switzerland

Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the activities along Thunersee.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thun holiday builder app.

Thun is just a stone's throw from Bern. In July in Thun, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken trip app.

Interlaken is very close to Thun. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gornergrat, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 1 night

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On the 18th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Moritz holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Davos.
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Davos, Switzerland

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Davos journey planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Davos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Klosters.
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Klosters, Switzerland

Klosters is a town in the Prättigau/Davos Region in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Madrisa Land and then find something for the whole family at Zwergenweg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Klosters trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Davos to Klosters in an hour. In July in Klosters, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bad Ragaz.
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Bad Ragaz, Switzerland — 1 night

Bad Ragaz is a municipality in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of Sarganserland in the canton of St. For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bad Ragaz trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Klosters to Bad Ragaz in an hour. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 20th (Wed).
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne visit planner.

You can drive from Bad Ragaz to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

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Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Venice on the 21st (Thu).
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 87°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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