16 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Germany Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
7
Positano, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
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Ravello, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Minori, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Salerno, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
End: Frankfurt, Germany


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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Main Tower, admire the masterpieces at Staedel Museum, then admire the local landmark of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, and finally admire the striking features of Romer.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Cologne Bonn Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Frankfurt can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums
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Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer
Main Tower ©
Main Tower

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Burgtor und Burg, then make a trip to Klingentor, then contemplate the long history of Gerlachschmiede, and finally don't miss a visit to Schmiedgasse.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg day trip app .

You can drive from Frankfurt to Rothenburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in December, and nighttime lows around 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites
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Gerlachschmiede ©
Gerlachschmiede
Schmiedgasse ©
Schmiedgasse
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

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Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Bavarian Kings, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Georg.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hohenschwangau trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Rothenburg to Hohenschwangau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rothenburg in December since evenings lows in Hohenschwangau dip to 27°F. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kirche St. Georg
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Museum of the Bavarian Kings ©
Museum of the Bavarian Kings
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Kirche St. Georg ©
Kirche St. Georg

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), get curious at Deutsches Museum, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at Olympic Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, then stroll around Theresienwiese, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munich trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hohenschwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Theresienwiese ©
Theresienwiese
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara and then get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naples online itinerary planner .

Fly from Munich to Naples in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Munich in December, expect Naples to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

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Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the views at Il Vallone dei Mulini, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, then make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

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You can ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Naples in December, with lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Il Vallone dei Mulini ©
Il Vallone dei Mulini

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Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, then don't miss a visit to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, then don't miss a visit to IL Presepe nella Roccia, and finally don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Art & Craft Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Positano travel planning app .

Positano is just a short distance from Sorrento. In December, daytime highs in Positano are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toRavello.

Things to do in Positano

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Praiano
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MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano ©
MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista ©
Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista
Parrocchia Di San Gennaro ©
Parrocchia Di San Gennaro

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello
On the 28th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tre Calli and then don't miss a visit to Chiesa Dell'Annunziata.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ravello online trip planner .

Ravello is just a stone's throw from Positano. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Minori.

Things to do in Ravello

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Minori, Italy

Minori is a town and a comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, situated on the Amalfi Coast. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Minori trip maker tool .

Minori is just a stone's throw from Ravello. In December, daytime highs in Minori are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Salerno.

Things to do in Minori

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Spas
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Salerno, Italy

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palazzo Fruscione, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Promenade Trieste.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Minori to Salerno takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 31st (Tue), you're off toBerlin.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte
Promenade Trieste ©
Promenade Trieste

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and then pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Berlin tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Salerno to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Frankfurt.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Gendarmenmarkt ©
Gendarmenmarkt

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Berger Str., then examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums
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Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation
Berger Str. ©
Berger Str.

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