39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland, Greece & Italy Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
2
Chania Town, Greece
— 3 nights
3
Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
4
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
5
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
7
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
8
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
9
Alghero, Italy
— 3 nights
10
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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, thenpause 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

3
nights
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 Greek National Football Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Falassarna Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Chania Town, make a side trip to see Kastro Gramvoussas in Gramvousa, approximately Gramvousa away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at MINOAN'S WORLD, stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Municipal Art Gallery of Chania.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town online travel planner.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in June: high temperatures in Chania Town hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Monastery of Arkadi, Kastro Gramvoussas, Falassarna Beach, German War Cemetery
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Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
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 Afandou Beach. Get some cultural insight at Medieval City and Our Lady of the Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, experience the excitement of The Cage, and enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Chania Town to Rhodes Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Art Park Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros, Filerimos Monastery, Bee Museum
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Medieval City ©
Medieval City
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
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 Erechtheion. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Mycenae (Lion Gate & Archaeological Site Mycenae). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mycenae
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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, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, thenexplore 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, thendelve 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 °C, and evening lows to °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

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

5
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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome route maker site.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Rieti's Underground, St. Peter's Basilica, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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 The Baptistery of St. John. Palazzo Strozzi and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence holiday website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Portovenere
Highlights from your plan
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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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello Estense and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Campo del Ghetto. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Ferrara (Corso Porta Reno & Palazzo dei Diamanti) and Orto Botanico di Padova (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. June in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferrara, Orto Botanico di Padova
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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

Alghero ©
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, thendelve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, thentake 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, thenget 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Castelsardo
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Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Summer Dream ©
Summer Dream

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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 Arena di Verona. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) and Arche Scaligere. 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 enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

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 °C during the day and °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
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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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