18 days in Germany, Italy & France Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Italy & France Itinerary

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Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  14 h 45 min
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Train + Foot + Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Calgary, Canada

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Currywurst Museum, take an in-depth tour of Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum), thenadmire the masterpieces at Altes Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Franzoesischer Dom, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Museum St. Nicholas Church.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum St. Nicholas Church ©
Museum St. Nicholas Church
Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum) ©
Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum)
Altes Museum ©
Altes Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Giustina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo, visit Cannaregio, thenlearn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, thenexplore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, thenexplore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di Santa Giustina ©
Basilica di Santa Giustina
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Palazzo Mocenigo ©
Palazzo Mocenigo

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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 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, admire the masterpieces at Museo degli Innocenti, take an in-depth tour of Museo Leonardo Da Vinci, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at University of Florence Natural History Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Cimitero delle Porte Sante, thenponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, thensee the interesting displays at Cappella Brancacci, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Convento di San Francesco
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Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi
Convento di San Francesco ©
Convento di San Francesco
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico

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Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sansedoni, examine the collection at Archivio di Stato, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Piccolomini, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, and finally contemplate the long history of Porta Romana.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena journey planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Loggia della Mercanzia ©
Loggia della Mercanzia
Oratorio di San Bernardino e Museo Diocesano ©
Palazzo Piccolomini ©
Palazzo Piccolomini

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Della Repubblica, browse the collection at Palazzo Giacobetti, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, thenlook for gifts at Il Sole Souvenir, thensteep yourself in history at Arco del Seminario, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro e Collezione F.M. Perkins.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi holiday maker.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Piazza Della Repubblica
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Piazza Superiore di San Francesco ©
Piazza Superiore di San Francesco
Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino ©
Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino
Museo della Memoria ©
Museo della Memoria

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, stroll through Ravello - Atrani Walk, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, and finally make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Le Ville di Ravello ©
Le Ville di Ravello

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, delve into the distant past at La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), thenmake a trip to Anfiteatro Romano, thendon't miss a visit to Sala del Lazzaretto, and finally steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

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Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Ercolano
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Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite ©
Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite
La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo
La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro ©
Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, thensee the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, thenponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Villa Farnesina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, thenexplore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 24th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, take in the waterfront at Quai des Etats Unis, examine the collection at Mission Promenade des Anglais, thensteep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Parc des Arenes de Cimiez, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Du Monastere, make a trip to Place Ile-de-Beaute, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, thenstep into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort de la Ligne Maginot.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Church of Èze, Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Fort de la Ligne Maginot, Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
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Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita ©
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance ©
Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
The Church of Èze ©
The Church of Èze

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House, thencatch a live event at Philippe-Chatrier Court, thenstroll around Parc Monceau, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, thentake an in-depth tour of Musee des Egouts, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House
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Philippe-Chatrier Court ©
Philippe-Chatrier Court
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Riviere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, thensee the interesting displays at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), appreciate the history behind Monument des Deportes, stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, Église Notre-Dame, Eglise Saint-Jean, Chateau de la Riviere
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Eglise Saint-Jean ©
Eglise Saint-Jean
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain ©
Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
Ferme-Musee du Cotentin ©
Ferme-Musee du Cotentin

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