8 days in Italy, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

8 days in Italy, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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8 days in Italy, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha, Qatar

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take an in-depth tour of Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation planning site .

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Rome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then browse the fresh offerings at Market Oerlikon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip app .

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Venice in March, with highs in Zurich at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna road trip planning website .

You can fly from Zurich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vienna are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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