60 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Milan. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Milan hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 6 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano), Siena (Wine Tours & Tastings & Piazza del Campo) and St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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Find places to stay May 20 — 26:

Rome, Italy — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more), Positano (Fornillo & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Lupanar (in Pompeii). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, steep yourself in history at Galleria Borbonica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Naples sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Venice, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice attractions planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen (in Wengen) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Interlaken in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, expect Interlaken to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bern.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Bern, Switzerland — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Thunersee, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bern trip builder tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Zurich, Switzerland — 6 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, visit Old Town, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:

Paris, France — 7 nights

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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip site.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 3:

Marseille, France — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Avignon (Palais des Papes & Pont d'Avignon), Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence & Cours Mirabeau) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National des Calanques. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, stop by 72% Petanque, wander the streets of The Panier, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Marseille at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Nice, France — 6 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nice sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.