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
Drive
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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 Musee d'Orsay. 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 much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder tool.

Pune, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 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

Nature · Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gornergrat and Chemin des Planetes. Appreciate the collections at Art'Collections Museum and Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud. Step out of Zermatt to go to Lenk im Simmental and see Skigebiet Metsch, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, and stroll through 5-Seenweg.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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 · Nature
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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 Palazzo Vecchio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Duomo di Siena in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · 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 Galleria Borghese. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trastevere and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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 · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.