34 days in Italy, Lucerne & Interlaken Itinerary

34 days in Italy, Lucerne & Interlaken Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Murano Max as well as Terme di Saturnia - Parco Termale. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 5 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Le Torri Leather Goods, Terme Bagno Vignoni, Siena by Vespa, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo in Bagni di San Filippo (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre, Italy — 6 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monterosso boat tours - A bordo con Beppe, Spiaggia di Fegina and Enoteca Ciak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Chiesa di Santa Maria e Castello (in Vecchiano), Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, Le mura di Lucca, &more) and Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni & Piazza dei Miracoli). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, stop by Boccadasse, make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, and trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Siena to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Venice on the 15th (Sun).
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Casa Ezzelino) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia, Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, &more) and Turin (Piazza Castello, Basilica di Superga, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan journey planning app.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, Harrys Swiss Watch Center, Schloss Heidegg, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Lucerne side-trips: Old Town (in Zurich) and Sackelamtshusli (in Schaffhausen). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Banneret, get engrossed in the history at Alte Apotheke, and identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in October: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 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 Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, Central Railroad Station, Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Adrian von Bubenberg-Denkmal, &more). The adventure continues: get great views at Harderkulm, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, get outside with Freiluft- und Hallenbad Boedeli, and identify plant and animal life at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Tuscany travel guide

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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