18 days in Italy, Switzerland & Slovenia Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Switzerland & Slovenia Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
6
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights

3
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 St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, expect nights in Rome to be much colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, Zurich is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Venice at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

5
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Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore Ljubljana's surroundings by going to Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Lake Bled & Parasailing & Paragliding). Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Tivoli Park, take in the views from Dragon Bridge, make a trip to Prešeren Square, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Venice to Ljubljana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in September; daily highs in Ljubljana reach °C and lows reach °C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bled, Vintgar Gorge
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Bled ©
Lake Bled
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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