11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Lucerne Itinerary

11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Lucerne Itinerary

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11 days in Italy, Interlaken & Lucerne Itinerary

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + train:  12​h
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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day
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, head outdoors with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Interlaken is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Interlaken is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Interlaken at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Seilpark Interlaken

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hours
Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
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You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Lucerne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Venice.

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Mt Pilatus

2
days
Venice, Italy

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 15th (Mon): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: stop by Venezia Oro & Occhiali, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in May, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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Porta della Carta
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square

3
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Florence sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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Uffizi Gallery
Campanile di Giotto

3
days
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Palatine Hill. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Colosseum
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill

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