60 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

60 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Kiel, Germany
— 4 nights
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Trier, Germany
— 4 nights
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
— 4 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Orta San Giulio, Italy
— 5 nights
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Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
— 5 nights
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Arco, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Portofino, Italy
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre, Italy
— 6 nights
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Castel Gandolfo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Kiel, Germany

— 4 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Get in touch with nature at Schilksee Strandbad and Sankt Peter Ording Beach. Shop till you drop at Kunstwerk Carlshutte and McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Neumuenster. Get out of town with these interesting Kiel side-trips: Lubeck (Holstentor, Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, learn about all things military at U-Boot U 995, pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), and browse the different shops at Holtenauer Strasse.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kiel driving holiday planner.

Billum, Denmark to Kiel is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Kiel can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Trier.

Things to do in Kiel

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Trier, Germany

— 4 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
For shopping fun, head to Hauptmarkt or Jobelius Spirituosen. Get outdoors at Mosel Valley and Burg-Olymp-Tour - Ferienland-Wanderweg Bernkastel-Kues. Change things up with these side-trips from Trier: Eltz Castle (in Wierschem), Weingut Berthold Oster (in Urzig) and Layensteig Strimmiger-Berg (in Mittelstrimmig). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the ancient world of Trier Amphitheater, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Petrisberg, and don't miss a visit to Porta Nigra.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kiel to Trier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Trier

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 10:

Heidelberg, Germany

— 5 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Visiting Philosopher’s Walk and Neckar River will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Kleinmarkthalle and Altstadt Weinheim. Explore Heidelberg's surroundings by going to Europa-Park (in Rust), Baden-Baden (Romische Badruinen, Friedrichsbad, &more) and Frankfurt (Romer & Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus)). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, take in the views from Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), steep yourself in history at Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), and wander the streets of Altstadt (Old Town).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg driving holiday website.

Getting from Trier to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trier in May, Heidelberg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Meersburg (Bodensee).

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany

— 4 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Golfplatz Oberstaufen-Steibis and Schloss Langenstein - Der Country Club. Explore Meersburg (Bodensee)'s surroundings by going to Strandbad Ohningen (in Ohningen), Mainau (in Konstanz) and House of Black Forest Clocks (in Hornberg).

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Meersburg (Bodensee) attractions planner.

You can fly from Heidelberg to Meersburg (Bodensee) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Heidelberg in May since evenings lows in Meersburg (Bodensee) dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Meersburg (Bodensee)

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Rothenburg, Germany

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Visiting Golfer's Club Bad Uberkingen and Hoerschbachwasserfalle will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Kocher-Jagst-Radweg (in Schwabisch Hall), Wurzburg (St. Kilian Cathedral, Fortress Marienberg, &more) and Jagst- und Gronachtal (in Satteldorf). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Altstadt, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop, examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and contemplate the long history of Town Walls.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg trip app.

Drive from Meersburg (Bodensee) to Rothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rothenburg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orta San Giulio.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Orta San Giulio, Italy

— 5 nights
Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. For shopping fun, head to Krumiri Rossi or Vicolungo The Style Outlets. Escape the urban bustle at Tenuta Castello - Golf Club Cerrione and San Giulio Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Orta San Giulio: Parco della Rocca Borromea (in Arona), F.lli Francoli S.p.A (in Ghemme) and Spa La Bossola - Chalet Relax Benessere (in Netro). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, steep yourself in history at Sacro Monte di Orta, and make a trip to Piazza Motta.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orta San Giulio journey planning tool.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Orta San Giulio in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Rothenburg in May, you will find days in Orta San Giulio are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy

— 5 nights
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Escape the urban bustle at Lago di Garda and Mountbaldo. Head to Bazar Lenotti s.a.s. and Fidenza Villagefor some retail therapy. Explore Castelnuovo del Garda's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Parma (in Parma) and Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo & Spa Termale Aquaria). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurta, and meet the residents at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Castelnuovo del Garda day trip planning app.

Drive from Orta San Giulio to Castelnuovo del Garda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Arco.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Arco, Italy

— 3 nights
Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.Main sightsThe Castello di Arco, medieval castleSanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475 - 1492. Step out of the city life by going to Via Ferrata Rio Sallagoni and Lago di Molveno. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago di Ledro (in Ledro), Lago di Tenno (in Tenno) and Distilleria Marzadro (in Nogaredo). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and make a trip to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arco attractions tool.

Drive from Castelnuovo del Garda to Arco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Arco, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Arco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

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.
Shop till you drop at Fondazione Bisazza and Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Toni Doro - Il Prosecco (in Vittorio Veneto), Alessandro Tagliapietra - Murano Glass Jewels (in Burano) and PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Portofino, Italy

— 3 nights
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Escape the urban bustle at Area Marina Protetta Portofino and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giorgio, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portofino trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Venice to Portofino in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Cinque Terre, Italy

— 6 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of the city life by going to Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Levanto to Monterosso Trail (in Levanto), Bagno Carlo (in Marina di Pietrasanta) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Vernazza, trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, wander the streets of Portovenere, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre visit planner.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Portofino in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Castel Gandolfo.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Castel Gandolfo, Italy

— 5 nights
Castel Gandolfo is a town located 25km southeast of Rome in the Lazio region of Italy. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Le Ninfe. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Musa Mosaici and Valmontone Outlet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castel Gandolfo: Chiesa dei Santi Pio e Antonio (in Anzio) and Golf Club Mare di Roma (in Ardea). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Lake Albano, admire the natural beauty at Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, and indulge your senses at Wine in Tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Castel Gandolfo trip builder website.

Fly from Cinque Terre to Castel Gandolfo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pompeii.

Things to do in Castel Gandolfo

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Pompeii, Italy

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Villa Rufolo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then make a trip to Lupanar, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, then look for gifts at Feludei, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Castel Gandolfo to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pompeii are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvio National Park, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then stop by Centro Carni di Esposito Pasquale. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, view the masterpieces at Museodivino, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then indulge your senses at Adolfo Scotto di Luzio Private Driver, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.