60 days in Italy, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Germany & Salzburg Itinerary

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Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Drive to Wurzburg
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Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cortona, Italy
— 1 night
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Montepulciano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
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Positano, Italy
— 5 nights
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Paestum, Italy
— 2 nights
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina
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Messina, Italy
— 1 night
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Taormina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Syracuse, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Auckland

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Wurzburg, Germany

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), wander the streets of Altstadt, then steep yourself in history at Siebers Tower, then steep yourself in history at Town Walls, and finally steep yourself in history at Gerlachschmiede. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence, see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), get engrossed in the history at Reichsstadtmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg travel route planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Wurzburg is an approximately 29.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Wurzburg, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Peter's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Nuremberg (St. Sebaldus Church, Frauenkirche, &more) and Kirche St. Georg (in Schwangau). There's lots more to do: stroll around English Garden, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, browse the eclectic array of goods at Viktualienmarkt, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munich day trip planning tool.

Getting from Wurzburg to Munich by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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Salzburg, Austria

— 3 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Schloss Hellbrunn and Tostmann Trachten are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Badestrand Hallstatt and Fuschlsee Rundweg. When in Salzburg, make a side trip to see Hallstatt Lutheran Church in Hallstatt, approximately Hallstatt away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Salzburg online holiday planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

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Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Popular historic sites such as Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza della Frutta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice itinerary maker site.

Getting from Salzburg to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in April, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondazione Bisazza and Piazza delle Erbe. Do your shopping at Patrizia Prencipe and Via Mazzini. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Corno Beach (in Garda) and Mantua (Casa del Mercato, Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary site.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

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Bellagio, Italy

— 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Head to Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte and Il Torniofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Sentiero del Viandante and Walking Tour Bellagio - Lake of Como. Explore Bellagio's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Varenna (Chiesa di San Giorgio & S. Giovanni Battista) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bellagio trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Duomo di Milano and Cattedrale di Parma are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Palazzo Borromeo and Battistero di Parma for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Milan to Parma to see Food Tours about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and get your bearings at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get outdoors at Angelo's Boat Tours - Cinque Terre Boat Tours and Baia del Silenzio. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vernazza and Le Mie Sete - Atelier Artistico Artigianale. Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Aquarium of Genoa in Genoa, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to M.G. Design or Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Church of Sant'Agostino) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Cortona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

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Cortona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
On the 22nd (Mon), do a tasting at Buccelletti - Cantina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo Le Celle, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leuta, then get engrossed in the history at MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, and finally examine the collection at Museo Diocesano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cortona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cortona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

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Montepulciano, Italy

— 5 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Visit Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. Explore Montepulciano's surroundings by going to Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino), Siena (Piazza del Campo, Casa di Santa Caterina, &more) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crete Senesi, stop by Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani, and appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia.

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You can drive from Cortona to Montepulciano in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Wineries · Wildlife · Museums

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pantheon and Palatine Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip maker tool.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

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Naples, Italy

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally view the masterpieces at Museodivino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

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Sorrento, Italy

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. June in Sorrento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Positano, Italy

— 5 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip planning tool.

Drive from Sorrento to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paestum.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Paestum, Italy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Tenuta Vannulo, kick back and relax at Baia di Trentova, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins.

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Getting from Positano to Paestum by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. June in Paestum sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Matera, Italy

— 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, stroll through Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, then make a trip to Casa Noha, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale, then look for all kinds of wild species at Master Wave, then look for gifts at Arterego di Margherita Albanese, and finally delve into the distant past at Materasum Ipogeo.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Matera itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Matera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Matera when traveling from Paestum in June, with lows around 19°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Messina.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Messina, Italy

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Messina trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Matera to Messina takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Matera in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Messina, with lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Taormina.

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Taormina, Italy

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Varo, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theatre of Taormina, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): shop like a local with Kerameion, see some colorful creatures with Blue Sea Diving Center, stop by Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago, then view the masterpieces at Good Fellas Art Studio, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taormina online tour planner.

Getting from Messina to Taormina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Syracuse on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Syracuse, Italy

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siracusa and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Fontane Bianche.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Syracuse online visit planner.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.