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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza Venezia and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation maker.

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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip itinerary maker.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. July in Vatican City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Florence.
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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.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Cappella Brancacci, explore the galleries of Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Vatican City in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Duomo di Milano and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Piazza Ducale (in Vigevano), Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (in Arese) and Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo (in Morimondo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Chiaravalle.

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

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Harderkulm and Schynige Platte. Step out of the city life by going to BOHAG Helikopterrundflug and Lake Brienz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Murren (Via Ferrata & Blumental Panorama Trail) and Giessbachfälle (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online attractions planner.

Getting from Milan to Interlaken by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Interlaken reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Jacquemart-Andre capture your imagination. Visit Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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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