23 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Pompeii, Italy
— 4 nights


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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: Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne), Interlaken (Speed Boats Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °F, while at night they dip to °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
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary maker tool.

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

Things to do in Siena

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos 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 °F in June, and nighttime lows around °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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Pompeii, Italy

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

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii road trip website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pompeii are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. 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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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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