15 days in Greece, Italy & Germany Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 1 night


Athens, Greece — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

On the 18th (Thu), wander the streets of Plaka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Eleftherios Church, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

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Brisbane, Australia to Athens is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Athens, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Pantheon. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Square, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Berlin, Germany — 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

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Getting from Venice to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 1 night

Village of a Million People

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Munich sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

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.

Germany travel guide

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.