7 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

7 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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


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 23rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip site.

Washington, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Rome. Traveling from Washington in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday maker website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in January; daily highs in Munich reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums
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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 28th (Thu), explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In January, Venice is somewhat warmer than Munich - with highs of 47°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
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Italy travel guide

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.

Germany travel guide

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.