11 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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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:  3 h 45 min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planning website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice online vacation planner.

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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.
On the 16th (Sun), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, then take in the views from Ponte Coperto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale, then see the interesting displays at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 20th (Thu), tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Chemin des Planetes and then hit the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Zermatt road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Milan to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

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

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