17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vevey, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Tue), wander the streets of Niederdorf, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then don't miss a visit to Stadtturm.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.
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Neighborhoods · Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip app.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Vevey.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Vevey, Switzerland — 2 nights

Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Fork, look for gifts at O'Coeur des Reves ..., then see the interesting displays at Alimentarium, then pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World.

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You can drive from Paris to Vevey in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Moritz.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 4 nights

St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Moritz side-trips: Davos (Parsenn Skigebiet & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Schlittelbahn Preda Bergun (in Bergun). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muottas Muragl, and get great views at Diavolezza.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Vevey to St. Moritz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In January in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the engaging exhibits at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour builder app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Venice takes 5 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in January, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): visit Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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Italy travel guide

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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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