22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step off the beaten path and head to Montmartre and Île de la Cité. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Pune, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Pune to Paris due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Shopping

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

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), explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gornergrat and Art'Collections Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud and Chemin des Planetes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and The Matterhorn (in Matterhorn). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Edelweiss Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at 5 Lakes Walk, and hike along Marmot Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Venice, Italy

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ca' Rezzonico and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and St Mark's Campanile. The adventure continues: make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, stop by Cannaregio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip builder.

Getting from Zermatt to Venice by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galleria Borghese and Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Italy travel guide

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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.