10 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States


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1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais and then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Paris at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 4th (Mon), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then stroll through Seebad Katzensee, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich attractions planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) ©

2
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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 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Rome reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Florence dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday app .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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