20 days in Austria, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

20 days in Austria, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday maker app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Zermatt.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then stop by Laderach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, and finally don't miss a visit to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Zermatt by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Moritz.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 1 night

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Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Chesa Futura, explore and take pictures at Piz Nair, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Corvatsch, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz road trip planning site.

You can drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Innsbruck.
Parks · Nature
Side Trips
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, have some family-friendly fun at Bergisel Ski Jump, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Maria-Theresien-Strasse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Innsbruck takes 3 hours. Traveling from St. Moritz in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Innsbruck: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Salzburg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Salzburg, Austria — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 14th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Salzburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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 16th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.