11 days in Hauts-de-France, Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Hauts-de-France, Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Hauts-de-France, Northwest Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Amiens, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

1
night
Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amiens trip maker website .

Glasgow, UK to Amiens is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Amiens. While traveling from Glasgow, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amiens, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amiens

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Musee Somme 1916
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Musee Somme 1916 ©
Musee Somme 1916
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Amiens to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Rome is somewhat warmer than Amiens - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step out of the city life by going to Trümmelbachfälle and Lake Zurich. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Hofkirche. Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Parasailing & Paragliding in Interlaken, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne route planner .

Drive from Venice to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, Lucerne is a bit cooler than Venice - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zurich, Trümmelbachfälle, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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