23 days in Italy, Germany & France Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Germany & France Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Germany & France Itinerary

Huntsville, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
San Teodoro, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Huntsville, 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Huntsville, USA to Rome is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Huntsville to Rome. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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Colosseum
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Pantheon
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Basilica di San Pietro

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Campanile di Giotto. Change things up with a short trip to Siena Cathedral in Siena (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, and admire the landmark architecture of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
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Piazza del Campo
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Siena Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

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

1
day
Lampedusa, Italy

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lampedusa vacation planner.

You can fly from Venice to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in July since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Syracuse.

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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli

1
day
Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lampedusa to Syracuse takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Lampedusa in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Syracuse: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taormina.

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Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Duomo di Siracusa
Duomo di Siracusa

1
day
Taormina, Italy

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza IX Aprile, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then contemplate the long history of Greek Theatre, and finally stroll through Giardini della Villa Comunale.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Taormina sightseeing planner.

Drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Taormina sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Teodoro.

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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Greek Theatre ©
Greek Theatre
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

2
days
San Teodoro, Italy

San Teodoro ©
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Cala Brandinchi and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Cinta.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Taormina to San Teodoro in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Taormina in July since evenings lows in San Teodoro dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Berlin.

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Cala Brandinchi, Castello della Fava
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La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

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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 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Pergamonmuseum, then gain insight at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and finally steep yourself in history at Berlin Wall Memorial.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Teodoro to Berlin. Traveling from San Teodoro in July, things will get slightly colder in Berlin: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

3
days
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

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You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), you're off tohome.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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