15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenadmire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Florence is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Florence to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pilatus Luzern, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in August, expect Lucerne to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

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nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Faulhorn, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Royal Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald travel planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Positano.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

2
nights
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, thenstop by Nana' Positano, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Positano trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Grindelwald to Positano takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lido di Ravello, Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with Cilento, head outdoors with Chalet de Mar, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, thenkick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Lannio.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Salerno trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Salerno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Spiaggia Lannio, Chalet de Mar, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio
Cilento ©
Cilento

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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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome attractions planning app.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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