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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Start: Washington DC, United States
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Fly + Foot + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Berlin is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, then take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinque Terre footpaths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Path N. 6D, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and then look for gifts at Fannys Bazar.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Berlin to Cinque Terre takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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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.
When in Nice, make a side trip to see Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, approximately Agay away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nice visit planning app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Nice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Nice sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to 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
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
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): make a trip to Palais des Papes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then get your game on at Laser game Evolution, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere 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.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marseille tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

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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