17 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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17 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Como, Italy
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Zurich is slightly colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

1
night
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, get outside with Lake Como Adventures, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Como tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Como at 33°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie
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Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

1
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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites 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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Sat), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 26th (Mon), take a stroll around Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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night
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Palermo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

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night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip planning website .

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Positano, Italy

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo, and go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Positano trip site .

You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, make a trip to Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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