16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Sainte-Chapelle and Ile Saint-Louis. Step out of Paris to go to Marne-la-Vallee and see Disneyland Paris, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, visit Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cairo to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in April; daily highs in Paris reach 18°C and lows reach 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 Landesmuseum, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich attractions app.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and libreria Acqua alta. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Prato della Valle about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in April, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centro Storico and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Campanile di Giotto and Piazza della Cisterna. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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 Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and St. Clement Basilica. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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