9 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

9 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see La Casa Maledetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel route builder tool.

Antalya, Turkey to Milan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya to Milan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antalya in November, with highs in Milan at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in December, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip app.

Getting from Rome to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Bologna, Italy

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bologna, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence attractions planning website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.