11 days in Italy & Schwangau Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Schwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy — 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online sightseeing planner.

Amman, Jordan to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Milan. Traveling from Amman in December, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then take in the views from Queen Mary's Bridge (Marienbrucke), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Georg, and finally walk around Der Kurpark in Schwangau. Here are some ideas for day two: go all around town with All Things Garmisch - Day Tours, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Linderhof, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Maria und Florian.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Schwangau travel route builder app.

You can drive from Milan to Schwangau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Schwangau, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Schwangau in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Fri), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.
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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 1st (Sun): make a trip to Promenade Trieste, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, then walk around Villa Comunale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

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Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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