20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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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
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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— 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 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums and then take a stroll through Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

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. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect nights in Rome to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Basilica of Santa Croce are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with Diving 5Terre.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

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.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Cinque Terre in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, stroll through Engelberg Fuerenalp, and then hit the slopes at Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Engelberg trip itinerary builder.

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. October in Engelberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Interlaken tour planner.

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. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 16th (Sat): stop by Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Interlaken in October, with lows around 10°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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.