31 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

31 days in Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), Lucerne Station, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, walk around Lindenhofplatz, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zurich online visit planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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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.
Step out of Grindelwald with an excursion to Lake Brienz in Brienz--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip maker site.

Drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Il Campanile Storto in Burano (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 3 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano (Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne & Guardastelle Vineyard) and Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and contemplate the long history of San Francesco.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation builder.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 4 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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), La Masseria Farm Experience (in Massa Lubrense) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Positano online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Positano. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Positano in October, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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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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