22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  7​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pune, India

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

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Pune, India to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Paris is minus 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Geneva online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Gornergrat and The Matterhorn. Fondation Pierre Arnaud and Sentier des Planetes will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (in Saint-Luc), Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Art'Collections Museum (in Crans-Montana). There's much more to do: hike along 5-Seenweg, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, and take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint-Luc, Skigebiet Metsch, Art'Collections Museum, Fondation Pierre Arnaud
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Fondation Pierre Arnaud ©
Fondation Pierre Arnaud

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Mark's Campanile and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, browse the collection at Museo Correr, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Venice in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza del Campo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll explore and learn at Uffizi Galleries and Basilica di Santa Croce. Change things up with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena (about 1h 20 min away). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planning site .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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