11 days in Italy, Berlin & Hamburg Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cremona, Italy
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally make a trip to Brandenburg Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin Schoenefeld. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and then don't miss a visit to Rathausmarkt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hamburg Town Hall.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamburg trip website.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Hamburg to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 30th (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence online route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cremona.
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Cremona, Italy

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). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Comune.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cremona day trip site.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Cremona hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cremona to Turin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Turin, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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