14 days in Florence, Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Florence, Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Florence, Milan & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly:  5​h
1
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Paris, France

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sovestro in Poggio vineyard and Pitti Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Step out of Florence to go to Siena and see Siena Cathedral, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

Paris, France to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Broletto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Como (Dep Design Store & Cathedral of Como) and Azalea - Silk of Como (in Bellagio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Moltrasio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Milan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Como, Villa del Balbianello, Lido di Moltrasio, Azalea - Silk of Como, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get in touch with nature at Aletsch Glacier and Jet Boat Interlaken. Shop till you drop at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Mad Cow. Step out of Interlaken to go to Grindelwald and see The Eiger Trail, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Milan to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in September, with highs in Interlaken at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, The Eiger Trail, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Foundation E.G. Bührle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bahnhofstrasse and Grossmunster. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), stop by Maurice de Mauriac Zurich Watches, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and get outside with Hallenbad City.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich custom trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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