60 days in Italy, Germany & Innsbruck Itinerary

60 days in Italy, Germany & Innsbruck Itinerary

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60 days in Italy, Germany & Innsbruck Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Nuremberg, Germany
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Nordlingen, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 8 nights
6
Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bolzano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Varenna, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
10
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
12
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
13
Greve in Chianti, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
15
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h
End: Tampa, United States

7
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Heidelberg (Altstadt (Old Town), Schloss Heidelberg, & more), Koblenz (Deutsches Eck (German Corner) & Ehrenbreitstein Fortress) and Reichsburg Cochem (in Cochem). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Romer, snap pictures at Eiserner Steg, and learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg).

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heidelberg, Koblenz, Ruedesheim am Rhein, Jobelius Spirituosen, Mainz Cathedral (Dom)
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rothenburg trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber ©
Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Nuremberg is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, see the interesting displays at Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg trip planner .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Nuremberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nordlingen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Playmobil FunPark
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Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg

1
night
Nordlingen, Germany

Nordlingen ©
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany, with a population of approximately 19,000. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St. Georg Dom, make a trip to Kriegerbrunnen, don't miss a visit to Historische Stadtmauer, see the interesting displays at Ries Crater Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Loepsinger Gate Tower, and finally make a trip to Rathaus.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nordlingen online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Nordlingen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for Munich.

Things to do in Nordlingen

Museums
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Ries Crater Museum ©
Ries Crater Museum
Kirchturm Daniel ©
Kirchturm Daniel
St. Georg Dom ©
St. Georg Dom

8
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.
Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Hohenschwangau) and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munich sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Nordlingen to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Munich sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
English Garden ©
English Garden
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

2
nights
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Stadtmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), and finally steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), then hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, then admire the striking features of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck online tour planner .

You can take a train from Munich to Innsbruck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Innsbruck, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Bolzano.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) ©
The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

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nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Change things up with a short trip to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff in Merano (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, step into the grandiose world of Runkelstein Castle, take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther.

Discover how to plan a Bolzano trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Innsbruck to Bolzano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Innsbruck in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Bolzano: highs are around 77°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff
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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ©
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

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nights
Varenna, Italy

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta) and Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona (in Colico). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varenna attractions app .

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Varenna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Varenna sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Lago di Como, Orrido di Bellano, Castello di Vezio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

You can plan Milan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Milan sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Leolandia, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa planning website .

You can take a train from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in October since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari

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nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've now added Vernazza to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Porto Venere to see Portovenere about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and don't miss a visit to Scalinata Lardarina.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre sightseeing app .

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in October, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

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

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Greve in Chianti, Italy

Greve in Chianti ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greve in Chianti: Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa), San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard, Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, & more) and La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary (in Chiusi della Verna).

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Siena.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Radda in Chianti, La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, Poggio al Bosco, Castello dei Conti Guidi di Poppi
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Fattoria di Montemaggio ©
Fattoria di Montemaggio
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano

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Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip site .

Drive from Greve in Chianti to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Siena sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Siena

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Traveling by car from Siena to Naples takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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