17 days in France, Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip site.

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, stop by Raggio Veneziano, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally attend a concert at Virtuosi di Venezia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and then stop by I Tre Mercanti.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Venice reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Azalea - Silk of Como. Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Vezio (in Vezio), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Varenna). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, catch a live performance at Teatro Alla Scala, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Goccia Shoes and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Sistine Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then take a stroll through Via Condotti, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally unwind over a drink at VinoRoma Wine Studio & Social Club.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
For shopping fun, head to Korsettmanufaktur TO.mTO Berlin or Winterfeldt Markt. Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, look for gifts at Ampelmann Shop in den Hackeschen Hofen, take a stroll through Kurfurstendamm, and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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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.
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