16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin online tour planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Berlin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, explore the historical opulence of Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Marienplatz, get curious at Deutsches Museum, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read Munich day trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Munich, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and finally get your game on at Virtual Reality Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Zurich to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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