60 days in Italy, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Vatican City, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Amalfi, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Chartres, France
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Paris, France
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Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in October, you will find days in Rome are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

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.
Vatican City is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Redemptoris Mater.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Vatican City attractions tool.

Vatican City is very close to Rome. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Perugia (Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti & Via della Viola). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Assisi tour planner.

Getting from Vatican City to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Vatican City in November, plan for little chillier days in Assisi, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Montalcino (Mate Winery & il Cocco) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online road trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Arche Scaligere, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Room Escape Games, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice route site.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Venice hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Amalfi.
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Amalfi, Italy — 5 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amalfi: Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Nocelle). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Amalfi trip builder site.

You can fly from Venice to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Venice in November, expect Amalfi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Villa Comunale, Giardino della Minerva, &more), Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more) and Food Tours (in Sorrento). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naples driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 6 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Rue d'Antibes (in Cannes). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Chartres.
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Chartres, France — 3 nights

Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chartres: Hippodrome de Rambouillet (in Rambouillet) and Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet (in Le Mans City). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Chartres Historic Preservation Area, make a trip to Les Fresques de Bel Air, relax and rejuvenate at MEN Institut, and steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette.

Make your Chartres itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Nice to Chartres by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Chartres reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Chartres to Paris in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 8 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more), Urnaesch (Santis der Berg & Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch) and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR (in Stein). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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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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