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Paris/switzerland/Italy 13 days

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Hello folks

I am touring alone for about 14 days and got 4-5 days in Paris, around 4 days in Switzerland and 4-5 days In Italy and I am not exactly young, just 66 but OK! Can some one suggest the most important places I need to visit and routes I take from Paris to Geneva and thereon, without wasting my time or spending too much money. Tour is starting mid May and what about clothing ? Will be obliged if some friend can suggest the best plan.

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    It's hard to know where to start as there are so many options.

    Firstly, to travel from Paris to Switzerland check to see if you can purchase a cheaper ticket (e.g. PREMS) online before you leave home. For Switzerland itself there are a range of transport passes available but you may not need one for four days unless you are doing a lot of travelling. There are a heap of threads about this on this forum. Check sbb.ch/en for fares. In Italy, slow trains are generally cheaper.

    For Switzerland I'd pick one or two places. Many people head to Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland for their first visit to Switzerland as they are spectacular but there is a myriad of places to visit. For most people, Switzerland is not about it's cities but Bern is very pleasant. The transport system in Switzerland is extraordinarily good.

    You don't say where you are heading home from which is important but without knowing that I'd suggest you pick one or two places in northern Italy to stay in. The choice is enormous and I suggest you get a guidebook or give some idea as to where your interests lie. Some people will head for the nearest church or gallery, others for the nearest mountain.

    As for clothing, use the Trip Planner on wunderground.com and dress as you would at home for that weather. Assume that you will be able to rinse out things as you go and that no one really notices what you wear unless it's really peculiar. Take as little (or less than) as you can get away with as luggage is just a pain.

    btw 66 is getting younger every year!

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    Hello dremon, Thanks a lot. I am from India and I bought Paris Pass for 4 days, booked hostel in Paris, got a ticket from Paris to Geneva, and got a 4 days travel pass for Switzerland, bought train ticket from Zurich to Milan, all on line. I wish to send my small luggage from Geneva to Zurich and collect there,(read somewhere that it is possible, Tru ?) but travel from Geneva to Zurich visiting and halting at Lausanne, Berne, Luzern and then reach Zurich. All these in 3 days and stay Zurich for a day and then taken train to Milan. Now can I visit Lausanne, Berne and Luzer in one day leaving Geneva morning and reaching Zurich by night, say quick look around or should I halt a day somewhere midway?

    Similarly after reaching Milan, wish to a day trip to Pissa and then see Venice, Florence and reach Rome. Is this possible in 2 days by bus or train ? Can I manage with T-shirt and trousers or need warm clothing? It is my first visit to Europe and hope English will do . Maximum advise will be highly appreciated.

    oahamid

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