14 days in Eastern Germany, Italian Riviera & South of France Itinerary

14 days in Eastern Germany, Italian Riviera & South of France Itinerary

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14 days in Eastern Germany, Italian Riviera & South of France Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 30​min
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h
End: Washington DC, United States

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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin road trip planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, then take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally trek along Cinque Terre footpaths. On your second day here, hike along Path N. 6D, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and then look for gifts at Fannys Bazar.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Berlin to Cinque Terre in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Fannys Bazar ©
Fannys Bazar

4
nights
Nice, France

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.
Step out of Nice to go to Agay and see Massif de l'Esterel, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice online itinerary planner .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Le Nomade
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

3
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palais des Papes, then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, then head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then head outdoors with Route des Cretes, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille route builder .

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Palais des Papes, Laser game Evolution, Route des Cretes
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

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