7 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

7 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. On the next day, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online tour builder.

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Berlin is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

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 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Berlin to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Florence, Italy

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome road trip website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.