14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich itinerary planning app.

Mumbai, India to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Munich, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grindelwald-First, Rhine Falls and Lake Lucerne. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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 24th (Wed), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Venice are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, then make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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