16 days in Germany, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, explore the galleries of Welcome To Rome, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle Aventino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Pincio, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel route website.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rome is 6 hours. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Perseus Statue, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence trip maker tool.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten Muenchen-Nymphenburg, and then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Munich travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Venice in April, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 57°F and lows about 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Escape the urban bustle at Arnswalder Platz and Der Vertikale Garten im Dussmann-Haus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Treptower Park and Gendarmenmarkt. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial, don't miss a visit to Pariser Platz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin attractions planning app.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Escape the urban bustle at Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, explore the activities along The Amstel, and enjoy breathtaking views from A'dam Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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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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