39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Mon), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, take a stroll through Niederdorf, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich travel planner.

Newquay, UK to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newquay to Zurich. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Chania Town, Greece

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Get a sense of the local culture at Monastery of Arkadi and Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Falassarna Beach and Maritime Museum of Crete. When in Chania Town, make a side trip to see Kastro Gramvoussas in Gramvousa, approximately Gramvousa away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, admire the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Venizelos Graves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chania Town trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Zurich to Chania Town in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Chania Town is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get a bit warmer in Chania Town: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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Rhodes Town, Greece

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Relax by the water at Lindos Beach and Faliraki Beach. Get some cultural insight at Medieval City and Ancient Kamiros. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Agathi Beach (in Haraki) and Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, test your team's savvy at The Cage, have some family-friendly fun at Throne of Helios, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Filerimos Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights

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Athens, Greece

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as National Archaeological Museum and Mount Lycabettus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Lion Gate about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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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. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pio Monte della Misericordia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, then admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then explore the ancient world of Forum, and finally explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples road trip site.

You can fly from Athens to Naples in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Naples due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Forum ©
Forum
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Pantheon and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Rieti's Underground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastero Di S.Benedetto, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pitti Palace and Abbazia di San Galgano. Palazzo Strozzi and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Florence to go to Porto Venere and see Portovenere, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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Venice, Italy

Venice

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello Estense and Palazzo dei Diamanti. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Orto Botanico di Padova (in Padua) and Corso Porta Reno (in Ferrara). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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

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Alghero, Italy

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 3rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Purgatorio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense, then delve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, then get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Summer Dream.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero journey planning tool.

You can fly from Venice to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daytime highs in Alghero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Alghero

Side Trip

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Horseback Riding Tours
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arena di Verona and Piazza delle Erbe. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte Pietra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, and admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona attractions app.

Fly from Alghero to Verona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
Ponte Pietra ©
Ponte Pietra

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