17 days in Italy, Zurich & Salzburg Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Zurich & Salzburg Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Zurich & Salzburg Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For shopping fun, head to Nickel or Palazzo del Freddo. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Singapore in June; daily highs in Rome reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique and Pegna. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, look for gifts at Citta del Sole Firenze, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and shop like a local with San Marco 801.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
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Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Seebad Katzensee. Do your shopping at Maurice de Mauriac and Max Chocolatier. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in June, with highs in Zurich at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salzburg.

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Max Chocolatier
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Seebad Katzensee ©
Seebad Katzensee
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

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nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Salzburg Museum, browse the exhibits of Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally look for gifts at Bottle Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mirabell Palace, steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn.

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You can drive from Zurich to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

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Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

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