7 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

7 days in Germany & Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and finally contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Berlin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly 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.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
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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 3rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (53°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome online tour planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.