13 days in Italy, France & Zurich Itinerary

13 days in Italy, France & Zurich Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Venice. In December, Venice is colder than Cairo - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Chapel Bridge). And it doesn't end there: visit Old Town, don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 29th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lyon visit planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Lyon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: highs in Lyon hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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