11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Basel, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pisa, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sofia, Bulgaria


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Basel, Switzerland

Basel
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Basel online tour itinerary maker .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Basel is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Basel are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Sat), take a stroll through Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Schloss Laufen
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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Titlis as well as Titlis Bridge. On the 28th (Sun), take in the views from Chapel Bridge and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip maker website .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Engelberg
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch as well as Kleine Scheidegg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doge's Palace as well as Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker site .

Drive from Interlaken to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza della Signoria. On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You've now added Leaning Tower of Pisa to your itinerary.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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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 4th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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