20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome tour builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Rome, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to I'Mago and L' Arte de' Ciompi Firenzefor some retail therapy. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Take Me Out in Tuscany in Siena, approximately Siena away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, hit all the best shops with Florence Shop 4 It, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Shopping · Classes · Museums

Side Trip

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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 17th (Sun): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Venice Free Walking Tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Titlis.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Engelberg itinerary app.

Getting from Zurich to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg and then stroll through Grindelwald-First. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip maker app.

Getting from Engelberg to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. October in Interlaken sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 25th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Interlaken in October since evenings lows in Paris dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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.