17 days in Germany, Rome & Montalcino Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Rome & Montalcino Itinerary

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Herne, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 day
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Herne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Montalcino, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Dusseldorf, Germany

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf day trip website.

London, UK to Dusseldorf is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Herne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Herne, Germany

— 1 night
Herne is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Herne online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Herne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Trier.

Things to do in Herne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Trier, Germany

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Explore Trier's surroundings by going to Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem), Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg (in Mittelstrimmig) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), take an in-depth tour of Museum Glockengiesserei Mabilon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Domstadt (Cathedral City).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier vacation maker.

You can drive from Herne to Trier in 3 hours. In October in Trier, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 1 day

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Romer.

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You can drive from Trier to Frankfurt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Herne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Historic Sites

Herne, Germany

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at LWL-Museum fur Archaologie, then indulge in some personalized pampering at LAGO - Die Therme im Gysenbergpark, then walk around Gysenberg Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Movie Park Germany. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Freizeitpark Ketteler Hof.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Herne travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Frankfurt to Herne takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Herne

Theme Parks · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Herne to Rome. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Montalcino, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, do a tasting at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, do a tasting at Mate Winery, then do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Fortezza di Montalcino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montalcino online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rome to Montalcino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese and then wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome route planner.

Traveling by car from Montalcino to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Neighborhoods · Museums

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.