16 days in France, Italy & Munich Itinerary

16 days in France, Italy & Munich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Kufstein, Drive to Venice
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Strasbourg.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Keep things going the next day: visit La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In September in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Munich.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, examine the collection at BMW Welt, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich route maker.

Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in September, expect nights in Munich to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice online travel route planner.

Getting from Munich to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Munich in September, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.