14 days in Italy, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

14 days in Italy, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then get in on the family fun at Leolandia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Lucerne at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along English Garden, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich journey site.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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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.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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