16 days in Italy, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Germany & Zurich Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


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5
nights
Hamburg, Germany

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 out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Bremen (St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), Schnoor Viertel, &more), Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) (in Lubeck) and Hannover (Herrenhaeuser Garten & The New Town Hall). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Townhall.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hamburg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hamburg. In January, daytime highs in Hamburg are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bremen, Hannover, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Walking tours
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

3
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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

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Take a train from Hamburg to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraum√ľnster Church.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tabernacolo delle Fonticine.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Florence is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, stop by Trastevere, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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