16 days in Italy, Germany & Hungary Itinerary

16 days in Italy, Germany & Hungary Itinerary

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16 days in Italy, Germany & Hungary Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
subway + bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Washington DC, United States

3
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
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Colosseum
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Pantheon

3
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
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Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Doges' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Venice, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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Porta della Carta

3
days
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 sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of Berlin Wall Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Berlin is slightly colder than Venice - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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Zoo Berlin
Zoo Berlin
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
days
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for sightseeing, historic sites, spas, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Residence Parliament, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Berlin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Residence Parliament ©
Residence Parliament
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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