17 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
bus + subway + train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Vivi Venezia, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice travel route builder .

Karachi, Pakistan to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Karachi in July; daily highs in Venice reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planning tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Thu), get interesting insight from L'Uomo e il Mare, cool off at Fornillo, and then stop by Artigianato Rallo. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Positano trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torre di Grado, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
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 nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Positano to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Positano in July, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, and play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip maker website .

Getting from Paris to Interlaken by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Aletsch Glacier, Schynige Platte, The Eiger Trail
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding

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