16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  7​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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4
nights
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris online route planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, then stroll through Lindenhofplatz, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich route site .

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums
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Lindenhofplatz ©
Lindenhofplatz
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

3
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.
Attractions like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Prato della Valle. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Venice vacation website .

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in April; daily highs in Venice reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Prato della Valle
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Loggia dei Lanzi. Go for a jaunt from Florence to San Gimignano to see Piazza della Cisterna about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, make a trip to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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