16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum 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. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, visit Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday app.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

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 flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; 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 catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Doge's Palace. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Prato della Valle about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

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

Traveling by train from Zurich to Venice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or 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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 Campanile di Giotto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna & Historic Centre of San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 Galleria Borghese. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and St. Clement Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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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.

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.