23 days in Southern Italy, Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Southern Italy, Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
8
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Sorrento (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naples online vacation planner.

Perth, Australia to Naples is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Naples is minus 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Naples hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Food Tours, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Food Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

2
nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 7th (Thu), ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Amalfi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Amalfi. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Rufolo
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, thenexplore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to Piazza Navona, thenponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Amalfi to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. On your second day here, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in November, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the striking features of Markuskirche, thentake in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, thensee the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and then enjoy some diversion at Indoor Rope Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald route planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 22nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), thenpause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, thenappreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and finally ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Bern sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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