18 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Île de la Cité and Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Titlis and Seebad Katzensee. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Step out of Zurich to go to Hofstetten bei Brienz and see Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Freitag Shop Zurich, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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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.
Visiting Canal Grande and Blue Moon will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and San Marco 801. Step out of Venice to go to Bibione and see Bibione Spiaggia, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Torrigiani, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally stop by MIO Store - Firenze.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Galleria Borghese and Antica Erboristeria Romana. Colosseum and Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, walk around Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, look for gifts at Te' e Teiere, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.