15 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visiting Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Colle del Gianicolo will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Wuhan, China to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Wuhan to Rome. November in Rome sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Collezione Contini Bonacossi and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta di Vallombrosa, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Classes · Shopping

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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Dorsoduro, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Ca' Rezzonico, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice route planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wineries

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and St Mauritius Church. Popular historic sites such as Landsgemeindeplatz and Hohle Gasse are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more), Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Sonnenberg) and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, kick back and relax at Seebad Eich, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in November, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Eze Sur Mer Strand, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and finally steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in November; daily highs in Nice reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Escape the urban bustle at Evasion Canine and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau) & Fontainebleau Golf Club) and Voie verte du pays de Limours (in Limours). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.