13 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Columbus, United States


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2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Welcome to Rome. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner .

Columbus, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Rome is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in March, with highs in Rome at 61°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Food Tours. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Biblioteca Piccolomini in Siena, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Biblioteca Piccolomini
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Food Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get great views at Panoramapunkt, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and finally make a trip to Rathausmarkt.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hamburg are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Dialog in the Dark ©
Dialog in the Dark
Rathausmarkt ©
Rathausmarkt
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

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