24 days in Switzerland, Italy & Engen Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland, Italy & Engen Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland, Italy & Engen Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Engen, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Udine, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Verona, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Arezzo, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Assisi, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Cascia, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Zurich is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Engen.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Engen, Germany

Engen
Engen is a town in the district of Konstanz, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Altstadt Engen, identify plant and animal life at Donauversickerung, then identify plant and animal life at Jagdparcours Dornsberg, and finally tee off at Schloss Langenstein - Der Country Club.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Engen tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Engen in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engen

Wildlife Parks Golf

Side Trips

Schloss Langenstein - Der Country Club, Jagdparcours Dornsberg, Donauversickerung
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2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne travel route builder .

Drive from Engen to Lucerne in 2 hours. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Como, Italy

Como ©
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.
Explore Como's surroundings by going to Varenna (Villa Monastero & Chiesa di San Giorgio), Castello di Vezio (in Vezio) and i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Como trip planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Como by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in May, expect nights in Como to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Udine.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Isola Bella, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Castello di Vezio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi

1
night
Udine, Italy

Udine ©
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): partake in some friendly competition at No Exit, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Liberta, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Giacomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Il Castello di Udine.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Udine trip site .

Traveling by car from Como to Udine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Udine

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Il Castello di Udine ©
Il Castello di Udine
Piazza San Giacomo ©
Piazza San Giacomo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

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Traveling by car from Udine to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan online holiday planner .

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Boccadasse, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for little chillier days in Genoa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour app .

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, Cinque Terre is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pisa road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Florence in June since evenings lows in Pisa dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Arezzo.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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nights
Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
Explore Arezzo's surroundings by going to Siena (Piazza del Campo, Battistero di San Giovanni, & more) and Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Villa La Ripa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo San Donato, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and contemplate the long history of Museo Casa di Giorgio Vasari.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arezzo vacation builder site .

Drive from Pisa to Arezzo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Assisi.

Things to do in Arezzo

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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hours
Assisi, Italy

Assisi
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Arezzo to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Assisi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for Cascia on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cascia, Italy

Cascia ©
Cascia is a town and comune (municipality) of the Italian province of Perugia in a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Statua Di Santa Rita.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cascia trip maker app .

Getting from Assisi to Cascia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Assisi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cascia, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.
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Statua Di Santa Rita ©
Statua Di Santa Rita

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Cascia to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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