23 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome attractions site.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

3
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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
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 Positano's surroundings by going to Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, don't miss a visit to Fontana sant'Andrea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Positano online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Marina di Praia Beach, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Salerno, Italy

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Vinculis, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, and then choose your vessel at Boat Rentals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, thenmake a trip to Spiaggia della Crestarella, and then get outside with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salerno trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Salerno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trip

Vietri sul Mare
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Speed Boats Tours
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare ©
Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare
Spiaggia della Crestarella ©
Spiaggia della Crestarella

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Salerno to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salerno in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice online route planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and finally trek along The Eiger.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald online route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murren
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

4
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Peter’s Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, visit Old Town, and get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Zurich online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

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