18 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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18 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ile Saint-Louis and Shakespeare and Company Bookstore. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
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 Titlis and Seebad Katzensee. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Step out of Zurich to go to Hofstetten bei Brienz and see Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, stop by Maurice de Mauriac, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Titlis, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
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.
Visiting Canal Grande and Bibione Spiaggia will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and San Marco 801. Step out of Venice to go to Lido di Venezia and see Blue Moon, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Bibione Spiaggia
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Torrigiani, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally stop by MIO Store - Firenze.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip maker site.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Do your shopping at Antica Caciara Trasteverina and Grezzo Raw Chocolate. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa d'Este, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, and stop by Vertecchi.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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