56 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

56 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 8 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Hare Krishna Temple for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 8:

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Egizio. Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Museo Nazionale del Cinema (in Turin) and Universal Diving School (in Alzate Brianza). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Zurich to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Milan reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese and Punta Corvo. Get some historical perspective at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cinque Terre Trails. Change things up with a short trip to Ponte Thaon di Revel in La Spezia (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre road trip planning app.

Drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Ravello.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Ravello, Italy

— 5 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Museo della Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to La Boa Diving Center (in Praiano) and Positano (Fornillo & Church of Santa Maria Assunta). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and get a dose of the wild on Lemon Tour De Riso.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ravello trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cinque Terre to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in June since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Napoli. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Sorrento (Fishing Charters & Tours & St Francis Church and Convent) and Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naples online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Villa Adriana for their historical value. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

Assisi, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Studio Moretti Caselli and Tili Vini Societa Agricola are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Perugia (Rocca Paolina & Collegio del Cambio), Urbino (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche & Palazzo Ducale di Urbino) and Fabriano (Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono & Presepi In Mostra). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Assisi road trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Siena, Italy

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Crete Senesi (in Asciano), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena holiday planning app.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Discovery Chianti (in Greve in Chianti), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence route tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Verona, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Let the collections at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova and Museo Pietra Viva capture your imagination. Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Piazza delle Erbe will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Schlern-Rosengarten / Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park (in Tiers) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Arche Scaligere, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verona journey builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Venice, Italy

— 8 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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more), Oasi Cervara (in Quinto di Treviso) and Lio Piccolo (in Cavallino-Treporti). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, identify plant and animal life at Isola dei morti, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 26:

Switzerland travel guide

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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.