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 Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step off the beaten path and head to Le Marais 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: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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 The Matterhorn. Appreciate the collections at Art'Collections Museum and Chemin des Planetes. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (in Saint-Luc) and Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, trek along 5-Seenweg, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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 Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice planning site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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 Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app.

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

4.6
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.