16 days in Italy, France & Czech Republic Itinerary

16 days in Italy, France & Czech Republic Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, France & Czech Republic Itinerary

Start: Pulheim, Germany
Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Grenoble, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Castel del Monte, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
7
Pilsen, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
End: Pulheim, Germany

1
night
Grenoble, France

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 8th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grenoble day trip planning tool .

Pulheim, Germany to Grenoble is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Grenoble are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Grenoble

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Room Escape Games

1
night
Cannes, France

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 9th (Mon), get outside with Academie de L'Air and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cannes trip site .

You can drive from Grenoble to Cannes in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, Cannes is somewhat warmer than Grenoble - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Cannes to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Siena, Italy

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 12th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and then look for gifts at Cravattificio di Siena.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Castel del Monte.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

1
night
Castel del Monte, Italy

Castel del Monte ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Castel Del Monte, don't miss a visit to Rocca Calascio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano, and finally make a trip to Abbazia Di San Bartolomeo. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Fiume Tirino.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Castel del Monte holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Siena to Castel del Monte takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Castel del Monte

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Calascio, Capestrano, Abbazia Di San Bartolomeo
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Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Fiume Tirino ©
Fiume Tirino
Centro Storico di Castel Del Monte ©
Centro Storico di Castel Del Monte

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 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Castel del Monte to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Pilsen.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen ©
The birthplace of one of the world's favorite beer brands, Pilsen features a compact city center packed with museums, galleries, churches, restaurants, and pubs.
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Zoo Plzen, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Bartholomew's Cathedral, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pilsen using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Venice to Pilsen with the Route module. Traveling from Venice in September, expect Pilsen to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karlovy Vary.

Things to do in Pilsen

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Plzen ©
Zoo Plzen
Pilsner Urquell Brewery ©
Pilsner Urquell Brewery
St Bartholomew's Cathedral ©
St Bartholomew's Cathedral

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nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary ©
Bohemia's historical spa town, Karlovy Vary serves as one of Europe's most glamorous vacation resorts.
Get outdoors at Diana Lookout Tower and Butterfly House Karlovy Vary. Get out of town with these interesting Karlovy Vary side-trips: Marianske Lazne (The Singing Fountain & Hlavni kolonada) and Frantiskovy Lazne (Socha Frantiska & SOOS National Nature Reserve). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Vridelni kolonada, see the interesting displays at Jan Becher Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mlynska kolonada, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pravoslavny Kostel Svateho Petra a Pavla.

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Drive from Pilsen to Karlovy Vary in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Karlovy Vary

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Marianske Lazne, Frantiskovy Lazne, Castle Loket
Highlights from your plan
Vridelni kolonada ©
Vridelni kolonada
Diana Lookout Tower ©
Diana Lookout Tower
SOOS National Nature Reserve ©
SOOS National Nature Reserve

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