Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:06 AM
3-4 days, or 3/4 of a day? The former has options; the latter is only plane or (maybe) train.
It will be winter, and dark. If you ski head towards Geneva and the Mont Blanc Tunnel and pick your Swiss / French / NW Italian resort of choice.
If you dont, I probably head for Lyon, then the French Riviera, connecting across to the Italian Rivera. Hit Genoa, then maybe Parma, Modena or Padua, then into Venice. Better weather south of the Alps .
The northern route (east to Munich, then south through the Brenner Pass) is pretty cool too, but will be much colder, darker, and more subject to winter weather concerns, particularly in the Alps. Though Munich, Ulm, and other towns in southern Germany are really cool. And the skiing at Garmisch isn't bad either. And German autobahns are free, unlike the motorways of every other country you may pass.
Oh, and watch out for the Acqua Alta in Venice!