21 days in France, Germany & Italy Itinerary

21 days in France, Germany & Italy Itinerary

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21 days in France, Germany & Italy Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 45​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
7
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
8
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cupola di San Pietro and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, look for gifts at Seidivino, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome online tour itinerary planner .

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Rome is 7 hours. In June, Rome is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Fornillo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Fornillo, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then take in the exciting artwork at Spazio Nea, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Napoli - Complesso Monumentale Donnaregina, steep yourself in history at The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naples travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Fornillo
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, look for gifts at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner.

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
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 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Plage de l'Escalet has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Escalet, get engrossed in the history at Musee Renoir, explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, then admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade Le Corbusier, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tete de Chien.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip builder tool .

Fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cagnes-sur-Mer, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Menton, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Plage de l'Escalet
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Haut de Cagnes ©
Haut de Cagnes
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Place Garibaldi ©
Place Garibaldi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a stroll through Trocadero, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planner .

Getting from Nice to Paris by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paris, with lows around 55°F. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Munich Documentation Centre, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Munich, and finally admire the striking features of Heiliggeistkirche. On your second day here, examine the collection at FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Munich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Munich sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oberschleissheim
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus, browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, then take a stroll through Mitte, and finally take in the history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbar Mitte, then explore the galleries of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

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