15 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 1 night
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Fulda, Germany
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route builder website.

Naples to Rome is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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Verona, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Venice (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Ponte dei Sospiri, &more). There's lots more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, admire the landmark architecture of Domus Mercatorum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Verona tour planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Verona is much hotter than Florence - with highs of 34°C and lows of 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

— 1 night
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Bavarian Kings, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpseebad, and finally head outdoors with Poellat Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hohenschwangau visit app.

You can drive from Verona to Hohenschwangau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Hohenschwangau to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to St. Georgs Brunnen.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip planner.

Getting from Hohenschwangau to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 3 hours. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fulda.
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Fulda, Germany

— 1 night
Fulda is a city in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the river Fulda and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district . On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Stadtschloss City Palace Fulda, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fulda Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Michaelskirche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stadtpfarrkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Erlebniswelt-Blockflote.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fulda trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Fulda in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Fulda

Historic Sites · Museums
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.