13 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train
5
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Musee d'Orsay, Palace of Versailles, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and then take in the views from Pont Alexandre III. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Fontaine du Trocadero, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Paris. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Interlaken.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch as well as Balmers Club. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). It doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Milan.
more
Nature · Parks · Tours · Nightlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Interlaken in April; daily highs in Milan reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.
more
Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip maker.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
more
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Rome.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome route planning site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
more

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.
more

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
more