32 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

32 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
10
Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  20 h
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions tool.

Houston, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. In April, Zurich is colder than Houston - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and then take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Interlaken holiday app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Interlaken are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, make a trip to Walk of Climb, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saas Fee Ski Resort, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Saas Fee Ski Resort
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa di Santa Lucia, &more) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

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You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence online visit planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

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 these side-trips from Naples: Sorrento (Vivaio Ruoppo & Food Tours). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Caracciolo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples travel route planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Sorrento, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Food Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Giovanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip planner.

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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