15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stop by G34.3, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Atlanta in November: highs in Paris hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, stroll around Lindenhofplatz, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zurich, with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Venice at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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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

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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.