20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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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
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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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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 29th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome holiday planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Singapore in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Head to Florence Shop 4 It and I'Magofor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Take Me Out in Tuscany in Siena, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

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 4th (Thu): gain interesting insight with Venice Free Walking Tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Zurich is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Engelberg, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Engelberg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour itinerary website.

Drive from Engelberg to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.