16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, then get your game on at Sim Academy, and finally stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Sim Academy ©
Sim Academy

3
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.
Attractions like Canal Grande and Macacotour make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence travel tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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