13 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Columbus, United States


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and La Pieta. Step out of Rome to go to Subiaco and see Monastero Di S.Benedetto, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary builder site.

Columbus, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Columbus to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in March; daily highs in Rome reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Biblioteca Piccolomini about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Biblioteca Piccolomini
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then admire the striking features of Torre dell'Orologio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then stop by Cannaregio, then take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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.
On the 15th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Gendarmenmarkt, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take some stellar pictures from Panoramapunkt, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark, and finally make a trip to Rathausmarkt.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg driving holiday site.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lubeck
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Dialog in the Dark ©
Dialog in the Dark
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland

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