25 days in France, Italy & Germany Itinerary

25 days in France, Italy & Germany Itinerary

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25 days in France, Italy & Germany Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  29​h
1
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and then examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Les Arpents du Soleil, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stop by Au Fin Gousier.

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Vancouver, Canada to Bayeux is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. June in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Memorial de Caen, Normandy American Cemetery, Arpents du Soleil
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Marais and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris holiday planner.

Take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Verona online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan travel planning site .

Take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Uffizi Galleries and Galleria FirenzeArt will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli & La Fabbrica delle Candele). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, look for gifts at Janniderma, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
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.
Do your shopping at Via Condotti and Elena Kihlman Designer Concept Store. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, stop by L'Artigianato, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome journey builder tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Potsdamer Platz. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, stop by Konditorei Rabien, rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Ed & Fred Nussdepot, and stroll through Kurfurstendamm (Kurfurstendam).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Berlin sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rausch Schokoladenhaus ©
Rausch Schokoladenhaus
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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