33 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

33 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

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33 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
9
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney, Australia


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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.
Visit Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Potsdamer Platz. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, view the masterpieces at Camera Work, and explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Berlin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

2
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, see the interesting displays at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., don't miss a visit to Altstadt, then contemplate the long history of Siebers Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Markusturm and Buttelhaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, and finally contemplate the long history of Rodertor.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg trip planner .

Drive from Berlin to Rothenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Rothenburg are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, then wander the streets of Fuggerei, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Andechs Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munich trip planner .

Drive from Rothenburg to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Fuggerei, St. Maria de Victoria Kirche, Andechs Monastery
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery
Fuggerei ©
Fuggerei

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Castello Estense. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca in Torcello--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
For shopping fun, head to Piazza delle Erbe or Fil Good. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Santa Anastasia and Arche Scaligere. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, delve into the distant past at Porta dei Borsari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Verona holiday planner .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in March, with highs in Verona at 34°C and lows at 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Abbazia di San Galgano. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence holiday builder website .

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Verona in March, with highs in Florence at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cattedrale di San Rufino. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Chiara and Museo della Porziuncola. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Spoleto (Chiesa di San Ponziano & Saint Pietro). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of San Damiano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, and make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Assisi online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Assisi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Spoleto
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

Start your trip to Rome by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Cimbrone Gardens for their historical value. Head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Petit Prince Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Badia della Santissima Trinita' in Cava De' Tirreni, approximately 46 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello online route builder .

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 a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in March, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Minori, Amalfi, Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Underground Naples and The Neapolis Buried. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo delle Arti Sanitarie and Rione Terra. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, don't miss a visit to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, and explore the galleries of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip maker .

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in March, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Rione Terra
Highlights from your plan
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Forum ©
Forum

3
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, take in the exciting artwork at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo road trip site .

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church of San Cataldo

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