14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Germany, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum and then steep yourself in history at Asamkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Munich vacation tool.

Mumbai, India to Munich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Munich due to the time zone difference. In December, Munich is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Milan, Italy

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning site.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get little chillier in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally examine the collection at Topography of Terror. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

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.