17 days in Paris, Germany & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Paris, Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Amalfi, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
7
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


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2
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.
Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Paris is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and then see the interesting displays at Pergamon Museum. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, head off the coast to Pfaueninsel, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and finally steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Berlin

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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza 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 27th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Fermo, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo di Castelvecchio.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Verona journey website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Verona in December: high temperatures in Florence hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Florence

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

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nights
Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Shop till you drop at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Artigianato Rallo. Escape the urban bustle at Valle delle Ferriere and Bagni d'Arienzo. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Fornillo, Absolute Positano, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, shop like a local with Ravello Arte, ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amalfi trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi from Florence to Amalfi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, Amalfi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

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Positano, Ravello, Piccadilly
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Santa Maria in Trastevere are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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