22 days in Frankfurt, Northwest Italy & Upper Austria Itinerary

22 days in Frankfurt, Northwest Italy & Upper Austria Itinerary

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22 days in Frankfurt, Northwest Italy & Upper Austria Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Hallstatt, Austria
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: New Orleans, United States

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, then admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, and then ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Goethe House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, then stroll around Hafenpark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt vacation planning website .

New Orleans, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Goethe House ©
Goethe House

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 10th (Fri), get great views at Basilica of Superga, walk around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Frankfurt in April since evenings lows in Turin dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio ©
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

3
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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Anything But Work (in Mandello del Lario), Cernobbio (Il Parco di Villa Erba & Sentee di Sort) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, see La Casa Maledetta, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in April: highs in Milan hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Valchiavenna, Anything But Work, Sentee di Sort, Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Hallstatt is known for historic sites, nature, museums, beaches, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Hallstatter See, hike along Echernwand, go for a walk through Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hallstatt Lutheran Church.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hallstatt trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Venice to Hallstatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
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Hallstatter See ©
Hallstatter See
Waldbachstrub Waterfall ©
Waldbachstrub Waterfall
Badestrand Hallstatt ©
Badestrand Hallstatt

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