23 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

23 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Rome. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Positano, Italy

— 3 nights
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 Amalfi (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fornillo, go for a walk through Positano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Positano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Salerno, Italy

— 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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, then make 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 do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. August in Salerno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°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 · Historic Sites

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
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Venice, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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 take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail, then explore 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 do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

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, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, wander the streets of 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 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.