Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Handicap Assistance at Charles de Gaulle - Our Experience
  2. 2 Update on Bob the Navigator
  3. 3 Help with air/train logistics in U.K.!
  4. 4 A couple of questions which are not quite answered
  5. 5 Rue des Rosiers
  6. 6 What one thing in Paris?
  7. 7 Paris for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  8. 8 Trip Report Celebrating Christmas Vienna!
  9. 9 Trip Report Christmas Market-ing in the Salzkammergut
  10. 10 First Trip to Europe!
  11. 11 Switzerland in mid-April
  12. 12 sfo to europe
  13. 13 Trip Report Snakes on a Plane? Our Thanksgiving in Paris!
  14. 14 Trip Report How a Greek DIY expert ended up on a Greek Island Cruise
  15. 15 Scotland itinerary, helm me with15 night itinerary
  16. 16 Visiting Turkey for Fun and Adventure, Oasis or Chaos
  17. 17 Help Planning Spain Itinerary
  18. 18 Car rental leaving Rome
  19. 19 Critique my Budapest itinerary please!
  20. 20 Trip Report Trip Report - Croatia, Sept 22 -Oct 12 (Slovenia, Bosnia..)
  21. 21 Normandy and England in November Trip Planning
  22. 22 Stay in El Born, in Barcelona, and getting to the Languedoc, France
  23. 23 Trip Report A Walk in Tuscany, New Places to Discover, & A Life Time of memories
  24. 24 Purchasing Italian train tickets from USA!
  25. 25 Trip Report CAPITALIZING ON THE CAPITALS: Central Europe
View next 25 » Back to the top

10 Day Trip starting in Rome, ending in Zurich

Jump to last reply


I'm trying to get some advice on my first trip to Europe this upcoming summer. I'd be leaving June 11, with a flight landing in Rome on the 12th around noon. Here's my proposed itinerary from there:

June 12 - Enjoy the day in Rome, maybe see some of the things such as the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Otherwise, just sightsee some and people watch after a long flight.
June 13 - Do the tour essentially, mainly the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon.
June 14 - Vatican trip, leave for Cinque Terre area in evening (it's about a 4 hour train ride I've been told, arrive late)
June 15 - Spend the day at Cinque Terre, walking the path, and possibly a boat tour
June 16 - Leave early and go to Florence, spend day there, just sight seeing and such
June 17 - Spend morning going to see famous sights, leave after lunch in rental car to go to see some of Tuscany. Planning to stay at a bed and breakfast somewhere in the Greve region (but any suggestions are appreciated)
June 18 - Return car to Florence in early evening, take train to Venice
June 19 and 20 - Sightsee in Venice
June 21 - Leave early to go to Lake region of Italy (arrive at Lake Como around noon)
June 22 - Leave Como for Zurich early, spend afternoon and evening around Zurich
Then return home on June 23.

My biggest concerns are whether or not I'm trying to fit too much into one trip. I'm going with my girlfriend, and I like history while she enjoys the people watching. I'd really like to go to the Cinque Terre area at some point, but I'd be most ready to take it out over Venice, Florence, or Rome. Also, is the lake region in Italy worth just a day? Or should I just plan to go on in to Switzerland and see Lucerne?

Finally, I'm planning on doing Point to Point tickets now for the rail because they seem cheaper. Is that the best idea.

Any advice on places to stay and things to do are greatly appreciated. It's my first time heading over to Europe after years of wanting to go, so I'll take any help I can get.


57 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.