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

2
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): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pick up some local products at Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Porta Portese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Via Condotti, and finally stop by Officine Creative Roma.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome vacation builder .

Doha, Qatar to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Rome is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Doha in March, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally indulge your taste buds at Market Oerlikon.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland ©

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.
On the 19th (Thu), meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planning site .

Getting from Zurich to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Vienna Naschmarkt ©
Vienna Naschmarkt

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