12 days in Italy, Switzerland & Frankfurt Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Switzerland & Frankfurt Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Switzerland & Frankfurt Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in November; daily highs in Rome reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 23rd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

1
night
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 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan travel planning website .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Milan, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Punta della Dogana, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online itinerary planner .

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in November, with highs in Zurich at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Frankfurt

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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