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Italy and Switzerland itenerary

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Italy and Switzerland itenerary
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Hello ! I’m considering going back to beautiful Italy and would like to spend a little bit of time in Switzerland. I was wondering what itenerary you would choose, there will be two of us both in our late 20’s , like to stay in good locations in moderately $ hotels , and we would like to go for 3 weeks on a budget of about $10k coming from California. Thank you for your time , ciao !

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Check for a multi city air ticket, fly into Zurich and out of Rome, save back tracking.

Swiss trains and to Milan www.sbb.ch/en www.myswitzerland.com

Trains Milan to Varenna to Venice to Florence to Rome www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

Excursions. Venice to Verona by trenitalia train, Trenitalia train Florence to Pisa and Lucca. Buses Firenze to Chianti www.acvbus.it/orari/365.pdf Firenze to Siena www.busfox.com/timetable, Trenitalia train Rome to Orvieto

Accommodation www.booking.com

www.discovercomo.com Lake ferry www.navigazionelaghi.it www.venice-tourism.com www.tourism.verona.it/en www.visitflorence.com www.discovertuscany.com www.aboutpisa.info www.rome.info www.timeout.com/rome www.orvietoviva.com

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Italy is a large country with mountains, lakes, valleys, famous cities, medieval towns, small fishing villages, resorts, theme parks, volcanoes, UNESCO World Heritage sites, islands, different cuisines, tons of history, Greek and Roman ruins.....

Time for you both to grab a guidebook or two and do a little research...make notes of what interests you and narrow down your focus. Makes some pasta dinners and talk over your ideas. You can't really expect TA volunteers to create itineraries for you when you haven't even given this trip basic attention....and since you've been before, it would be helpful if you provided that information, as well as When this trip is.....3 weeks is a nice amount of time....

General tips: fly open-jaw (i.e. fly in Rome/out Zurich)....be in your departure city the night before....stay longer in less places and take reasonable day trips if there's time....do not drive in urban destinations nor along the CInque Terre or Amalfi Coast..take the trains to most destinations....include travel time in between each change in destination/hotel....plan 1/2 day for every 'travel day'....that means 2 nights somewhere does not equal 2 days in a location; it is 1-1.5 days and that's because you have to get there from your previous destination. Travel day is always more time than the posted train schedule.

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Visiting both counties is very easy and we've done it a couple of time's. Last month we stayed in Lucerne followed by Zermatt and then finally Florence, Italy. All very easy by train.

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