15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Naples, Ferry to Positano
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Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy — 2 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stop by Art & Craft Gallery, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Positano tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Positano is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Positano is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Dubai, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Positano, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
When in Grindelwald, make a side trip to see Lake Brienz in Brienz, approximately Brienz away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, hike along The Eiger, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald travel route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Milan journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Milan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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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.
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