16 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, thendon't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Bowling Brunswick.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome online holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rome is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenmake a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Venice at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skischule Corvatsch and then head outdoors with Splugen Pass. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass.

Before you visit St. Moritz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Venice to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in St. Moritz at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Splugen Pass, Skischule Corvatsch, Val Roseg, Bernina Pass
Highlights from your plan
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Val Roseg ©
Val Roseg
Splugen Pass ©
Splugen Pass

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the striking features of Church of St. Peter, stop by Maurice de Mauriac, thentake in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Live Escape Game. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip site.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Highlights from your plan
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau ©
Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus and then explore the wide array of goods at Bucherer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, thensee the interesting displays at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In January, daytime highs in Lucerne are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Bahnhofstrasse has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg and then make a splash at Alpamare.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Zurich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Alpamare
Highlights from your plan
Alpamare ©
Alpamare
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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