24 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

24 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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24 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Tropea, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


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5
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.
Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Passeggiata di Gianicolo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Pantheon. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. While traveling from Porto Alegre, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Tropea, Italy

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, have fun and explore at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro, pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church, then kick back and relax at Grotticelle beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and finally get into the urban bustle at Tropea.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tropea online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Rome to Tropea by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Tropea are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, Piedigrotta Church
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Tropea to Florence takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip 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, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Berlin visit planner .

You can fly from Milan to Berlin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall

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.
Get some historical perspective at Speicherstadt and Church of St. Michael. Miniatur Wunderland and Alter Elbtunnel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and ponder the world of politics at Townhall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg travel route planner .

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne visit planning tool .

You can fly from Hamburg to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites Museums
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, and then walk around English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then get engrossed in the history at Schloss Nymphenburg, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schloss Nymphenburg ©
Schloss Nymphenburg
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

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