16 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— Few hours
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, stop by Xocolat, then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace and then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Vienna is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Vienna. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Vienna reach 12°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Rome is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence online travel planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, look for gifts at Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation builder app.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally stop by Quinzano.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan vacation planner.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

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

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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 some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Friedhof Fluntern. Shop till you drop at Altstadt Luzern and Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Biosphaere Entlebuch in Lucerne--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Milan to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, Zurich is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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