15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary maker.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Venice hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Sun), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then stop by Old Town.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Venice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in November, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Hammetschwand Lift, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lucerne using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In November, daytime highs in Lucerne are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally make a trip to Bundesplatz.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bern online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally view the masterpieces at Interios.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Bern to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Bern in November, with lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.