29 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

29 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 night
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Venezia will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pantheon and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the ancient world of Terme di Caracalla, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rome. In June, Rome is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vatican City.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 night

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip builder.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You'll set off for Florence on the 26th (Sun).
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, explore the galleries of Cappella Brancacci, and stop by Wine & Cheese shop.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta (in Lainate), Piazza Ducale (in Vigevano) and Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (in Arese). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Harderkulm and Via Ferrata. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blumental Panorama Trail and Schynige Platte. When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see Giessbachfälle in Brienz, approximately Brienz away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Village, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cruise along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, and head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli.

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You can take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Interlaken reach 75°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 8 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 off the beaten path and head to The Army Museum and Musee Marmottan Monet. Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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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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