11 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi, India

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, then enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, then examine the collection at Musée Jacquemart-André, and finally take a stroll through Trocadero. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Musee Jacquemart-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Canal, then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Saint Mark's Basilica and then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel guide.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome travel guide.

Traveling by train from Venice to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Coperto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Piazza Ducale, then examine the collection at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan travel guide.

Take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pavia, Piazza Ducale, Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpine Exposure. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sentier des Planetes and then fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski and Snowboard School Saas Fee.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt travel guide.

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Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swiss Ski School Saas Fee, Chemin des Planetes
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Swiss Ski School Saas Fee ©
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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