15 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Tampa, United States

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Appreciate the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see Altstadt Luzern, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool .

Tampa, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Tampa to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Zurich is colder than Tampa - with highs of 48°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cannaregio and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Venice are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome travel route builder .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Rome sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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