11 days in Italy & Hamburg Itinerary

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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Cremona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 23rd (Fri), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hamburg Town Hall. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt, then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally stop by Kaufhaus Hamburg.

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Berlin to Hamburg is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Hamburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Cremona.
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Cremona, Italy — 1 night

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). On the 29th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Comune, then examine the collection at Museo del Violino, then make a trip to Cathedral of Cremona, and finally make a trip to Baptistery.

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You can drive from Florence to Cremona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Cremona to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turin.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Turin, Italy — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale Di Torino. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

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Getting from Cremona to Turin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Turin sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla.

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Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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