22 days in France, Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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San Teodoro, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 1 night
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Lampedusa, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pont Alexandre III and Jardin des Tuileries. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning app.

Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Teodoro.
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San Teodoro, Italy — 1 night

A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lu Impostu Beach and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Cinta.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Teodoro trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to San Teodoro in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in San Teodoro are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Taormina.
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Taormina, Italy — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and then walk around Villa Comunale.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Taormina trip planner.

Fly from San Teodoro to Taormina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from San Teodoro in May, Taormina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lampedusa.
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Lampedusa, Italy — 1 night

Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 14th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Lampedusa itinerary builder website.

Fly from Taormina to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Taormina in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lampedusa to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in May, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Vecchio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (San Francesco, Piazza del Campo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and St Mark's Campanile. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Lido in Lido di Venezia, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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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.
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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.
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