17 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Drive:  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

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day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, trek along with Lake Como Adventures, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Como trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Como: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie
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Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele
Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie ©
Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie

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 23rd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan journey website.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the 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

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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, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, thentake in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, thentrek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

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You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Pisa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, thenadmire the striking features of Norman Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palermo route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough 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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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip maker site.

Fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive 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 Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Dedicate the 31st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

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You can drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In August in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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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): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, thenadmire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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