18 days in Germany, Italy & France Itinerary

18 days in Germany, Italy & France Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Currywurst Museum, take an in-depth tour of Allied Museum (Alliierten Museum), then admire the masterpieces at Altes Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franzoesischer Dom, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Museum St. Nicholas Church.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Berlin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Giustina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, visit Cannaregio, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, then explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, explore the world behind art at Museo degli Innocenti, then explore the engaging exhibits at Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at University of Florence Natural History Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Porte Sante, then ponder the design of Fountain of Neptune, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Brancacci, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sansedoni, examine the collection at Archivio di Stato, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Piccolomini, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, and finally contemplate the long history of Porta Romana.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena journey planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
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Assisi, Italy

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Della Repubblica, browse the collection at Palazzo Giacobetti, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then look for gifts at Il Sole Souvenir, then steep yourself in history at Arco del Seminario, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Tesoro e Collezione F.M. Perkins.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi holiday maker.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 20th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, stroll through Ravello - Atrani Walk, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, and finally make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): delve into the distant past at Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, delve into the distant past at La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano, then don't miss a visit to Sala del Lazzaretto, and finally steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

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Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, then see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, then ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Villa Farnesina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, and finally explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip builder.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 24th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation dite de Sainte-Rita, take in the waterfront at Quai des Etats Unis, examine the collection at Mission Promenade des Anglais, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Parc des Arenes de Cimiez, don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Du Monastere, make a trip to Place Ile-de-Beaute, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort de la Ligne Maginot.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in May, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House, then catch a live event at Philippe-Chatrier Court, then stroll around Parc Monceau, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, take a stroll through 1st Arrondissement, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, then take an in-depth tour of Musee des Egouts, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Notre-Dame, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Riviere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, then see the interesting displays at Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, and finally pause for some photo ops at Croix de Guerre 5th Engineer Special Brigade. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), appreciate the history behind Monument des Deportes, stop by Cave a Vin - Le Volet qui penche, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, and finally don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.