34 days in Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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Chiasso, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Como, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bergamo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Udine, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Novara, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Busto Arsizio, Italy
— 3 nights
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Chiasso, Switzerland — 1 day

Chiasso is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.As the southernmost of Switzerland's municipalities, Chiasso is located at the border with Italy, in front of Ponte Chiasso (a Frazione of Como, Italy). Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Vincenzo Vela, then see the interesting displays at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Giorgio, and finally browse the different shops at Centro Ovale Chiasso.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chiasso route planning app.

Varese, Italy to Chiasso is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Como.
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Como, Italy — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Feudale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary builder tool.

Como is just a stone's throw from Chiasso. In July, daytime highs in Como are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bergamo.
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Bergamo, Italy — 2 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo di Santa Giulia, then explore the world behind art at Fondazione Paolo & Carolina Zani, then see the interesting displays at Danza Macabra, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale e Borgo di Cornello dei Tasso. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta, then take in the exciting artwork at Accademia Carrara, and finally examine the collection at Casa Museo di Papa Giovanni XXIII.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bergamo online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Bergamo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bergamo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Udine.
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Udine, Italy — 2 nights

The spiritual capital of the region, Udine remains a wealthy provincial center with a trove of cultural and artistic treasures.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Christian Museum and Treasure of the Cathedral of Cividale, contemplate the long history of Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Gorizia Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Casa delle Farfalle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Diocesan Museum and Tiepolo Gallery, don't miss a visit to Loggia of San Giovanni, then don't miss a visit to Liberty Square, then step into the grandiose world of Udine Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Udine trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergamo to Udine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Udine, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, then examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, and finally examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bologna online route planner.

Getting from Udine to Bologna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
On the 10th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then explore the galleries of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip tool.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 14th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then examine the collection at Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, then don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Naples, 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 catch the flight to Palermo.
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Del Gesu.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip planner.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Set Sail Tours and then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

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Getting from Palermo to Genoa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 20th (Thu), do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne route planner.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Lausanne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland — 2 nights

La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. On the 22nd (Sat), examine the collection at Musee International d'Horlogerie, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at MUZOO - Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, and finally learn more about the world around you at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Moulins Souterrains du Col-des-Roches, delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chateau de Neuchatel.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our La Chaux-de-Fonds day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to La Chaux-de-Fonds takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 24th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna del Pilone. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then view the masterpieces at Reggia Di Reale, then examine the collection at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turin road trip planning website.

Drive from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Turin in 4.5 hours. Traveling from La Chaux-de-Fonds in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Turin: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Novara.
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Novara, Italy — 2 nights

Novara is the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Gaudenzio, examine the collection at Musei della Canonica del Duomo di Novara, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo etnografico di Coniolo, then steep yourself in history at Ricetto di Candelo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Baraggia di Candelo.

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You can drive from Turin to Novara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Novara, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. Step out of Milan to go to Lodi and see Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan day trip planner.

Drive from Novara to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Busto Arsizio.
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Busto Arsizio, Italy — 3 nights

Busto Arsizio is a city and comune, in the province of Varese, in the region of Lombardy, in northern Italy, 34km north of Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa di Madonna in Prato and Santuario Santa Maria di Piazza. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Fisogni and Piazza San Giovanni. Get out of town with these interesting Busto Arsizio side-trips: Palude Brabbia Oasi LIPU (in Inarzo) and Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa (in Somma Lombardo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Crespi Bonsai, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have fun and explore at Museo Del Tessile E Della Tradizione Industriale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Edoardo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Busto Arsizio day trip app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Busto Arsizio takes an hour. In July in Busto Arsizio, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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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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