19 days in Germany, Italy & Zurich Itinerary

19 days in Germany, Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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19 days in Germany, Italy & Zurich Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
7
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, City Wonders, Church of St. Louis of the French, and other attractions. On the 18th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then make a trip to Roman Forum, and finally take a stroll through Via Condotti. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at City Wonders.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rome due to the time zone difference. In July, Rome is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
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 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Florence. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
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.
Do your shopping at Fondazione Bisazza and La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale. Get some historical perspective at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, take in the exciting artwork at Plum Plum Creations, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice online holiday planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fondazione Bisazza
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: stop by Enoteca Iemmallo, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan driving holiday planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum Rietberg, Strandbad Mythenquai and Lake Zurich. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and ARTBOX.GALLERY. There's lots more to do: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Zurich is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, then examine the collection at BMW Welt, and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munich trip maker site .

You can drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
BMW Welt ©
BMW Welt

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum, then steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Munich to Frankfurt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Main-Taunus Zentrum
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berliner Dom, Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin online travel route planner .

Getting from Frankfurt to Berlin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

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