45 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

45 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


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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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa Adriana, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Rome is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Napoli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Guariglia (in Raito), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Vietri sul Mare (Museo provinciale della Ceramica & Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, make a trip to Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, and learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naples journey planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Naples sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, Paestum Ruins
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Chiesa dell'Annunziata for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Chiesa di San Francesco. Change things up with a short trip to Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo in Cetara (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ravello visit website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ravello, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Chiesa di San Francesco, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata

4
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eremo delle Carceri and San Damiano. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of Oratorio dei Pellegrini, and do a tasting at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Assisi online road trip planner.

Drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ravello in January: high temperatures in Assisi hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as The Baptistery of St. John and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica San Vitale, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo di Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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 Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Museo di Castelvecchio and Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: listen to music at Arena di Verona, explore the ancient world of Operaforte, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santissima Trinita in Monte Oliveto.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

5
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.
Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Chiesa degli Eremitani). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip app.

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Nymphenburg Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frauenkirche and Schloss Hohenschwangau. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and take an in-depth tour of Bavarian National Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in January, with highs in Munich at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

4
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get some cultural insight at Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kaiserburg Nurnberg and St. Lorenz Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Wurzburg (Fortress Marienberg, St. Kilian Cathedral, &more) and Town Walls (in Rothenburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, contemplate the long history of Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), and make a trip to Unschlittplatz.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip website.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Bonifatius, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Nuremberg to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dresden
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Walking tours
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

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