22 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

22 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  20​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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2
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then deepen your understanding at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin tour itinerary website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Berlin is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto Alegre to Berlin is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): walk around Park Planten un Blomen, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hamburg day trip planning site .

Take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Park Planten un Blomen ©
Park Planten un Blomen
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, then take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Phantasialand.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phantasialand
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Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Carl Theodor Old Bridge (Alte Brucke), & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), get great views at Main Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

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

You can take a train from Cologne to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Heidelberg
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

3
nights
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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Berlin to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Leolandia and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Tue), get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence online journey planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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