22 days in Zurich, Italy & Bled Itinerary

22 days in Zurich, Italy & Bled Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Varenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, and then stop by Old Town. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning site.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Varenna.
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Varenna, Italy — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Varenna: Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and La Cantina (in Lenno). Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, walk around La Punta Spartivento, hike along Sentiero del Viandante, and admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna trip app.

You can drive from Zurich to Varenna in 4 hours. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Varenna: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

Make your Milan itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Varenna to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, delve into the distant past at Forum, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally explore the ancient world of Terme del Foro.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Positano.
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more), Sorrento (Food Tours & Piazza Tasso) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice journey planner.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 2 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Bohinjsko Jezero (Church of St John the Baptist, Savica Waterfall, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Ojstrica, explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and stroll through Straža Bled.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bled online trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in July; daily highs in Bled reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Slovenia travel guide

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Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.
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