13 days in France, Germany & Northwest Italy Itinerary

13 days in France, Germany & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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1
Nice, France
— 2 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— Few hours

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Matisse. La Croisette and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Photographie Charles Negre, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

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Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in March: high temperatures in Nice hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La Croisette
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, and finally stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online tour planner.

Getting from Nice to Lyon by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lyon, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Castello del Trebbio
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, thenadmire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, thenmake a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Chocolate Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Motorworld, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and then wander the streets of Historic Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cologne trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and train from Florence to Cologne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, things will get little chillier in Cologne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum

few
hours
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Rheinuferpromenade, shop like a local with Konigsallee, and then examine the collection at Mahn- und Gedenkstatte.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Cologne to Dusseldorf in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Rheinuferpromenade ©
Rheinuferpromenade
Konigsallee ©
Konigsallee

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