15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Italy, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Siena Cathedral and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Campo and Basilica di Santa Croce. Step out of Florence to go to Lucca and see Le mura di Lucca, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siena, Le mura di Lucca
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online vacation planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich attractions planning site .

You can fly from Venice to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken journey website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Adventure Nature

Side Trip

Staubbach Waterfall
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Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and then head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

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Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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