17 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Melito di Napoli, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— Few hours
End: Paris, France

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris planning website .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planning site .

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, Zurich is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder website .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Venice are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Melito di Napoli, Italy

Melito di Napoli ©
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You can drive from Rome to Melito di Napoli in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Melito di Napoli are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Santuario della Madonna dei Lattani, Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce, Country Sport Avellino, Caseificio La Pagliara
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Country Sport Avellino ©
Country Sport Avellino
Santuario Di Santa Maria Di Casaluce ©
Santuario della Madonna dei Lattani ©

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hours
Paris, France

Paris
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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