21 days in Italy, Austria & Germany Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Austria & Germany Itinerary

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21 days in Italy, Austria & Germany Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3​h
2
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Boston, United States

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre San Giovani.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome online driving holiday planner .

Boston, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in June: highs in Rome hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ravello day trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Ravello hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get outdoors at Cascata delle Marmore and Grotte di Frasassi. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Grotte di Frasassi, Cascata delle Marmore
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano

1
night
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Siena day trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Monteriggioni
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Arena di Verona (in Verona), Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense, Arena di Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Step off the beaten path and head to Melk Abbey and Karlskirche. Popular historic sites such as Schonbrunn Palace and Historic Center of Vienna are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, and see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vienna planner .

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice in June, Vienna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Melk Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then walk around English Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munich day trip planning website .

You can drive from Vienna to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vienna in July: high temperatures in Munich hover around 77°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

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