15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 day
Drive
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Viareggio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany

— 1 night

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments, appreciate the extensive heritage of Theaterplatz, explore the world behind art at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Galleries), then explore the world behind art at The Dresden Zwinger, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Moritzburg. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Neustadt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canaletto Blick, admire the masterpieces at Stadtmuseum Dresden, then examine the collection at Parkeisenbahn, then get engrossed in the history at Transport Museum Dresden, and finally see the interesting displays at The Royal Porcelain Collection.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dresden visit planner.

Washington, USA to Dresden is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Dresden due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get a bit cooler in Dresden: highs are around 75°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 4th (Wed), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum fuer Naturkunde. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen, admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Neues Palais.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

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 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Heiliggeistkirche, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Schleissheim, then see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, then admire the masterpieces at Staatliche Museum Agyptischer Kunst, and finally examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Innsbruck, Austria

— 2 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuit Church, explore the world behind art at Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, stop by Speckeria, then get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spitalskirche, and finally see the interesting displays at AUDIOVERSUM - ScienceCenter. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tirol Panorama, examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten, step into the grandiose world of Tratzberg Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Rattenberg - Medieval pedestrian zone, and finally see the interesting displays at Hexenwasser.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Innsbruck trip planner.

Getting from Munich to Innsbruck by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 1 day

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip tool.

Getting from Innsbruck to Florence by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Innsbruck in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 86°F and lows about 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Viareggio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Viareggio, Italy

— 3 nights
Viareggio is a city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Cantine Lunae, step into the grandiose world of Castello Malaspina, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, get a new perspective on nature at Punta Corvo, then admire the masterpieces at GAMC -Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Lorenzo Viani, and finally examine the collection at Centro MATTEUCCI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): hike along Sentiero della Lecciona, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Irene, then make a trip to La Passeggiata, then examine the collection at Museo dei Bozzetti "Pierluigi Gherardi", and finally examine the collection at Sant'Anna di Stazzema.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Viareggio road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Viareggio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Viareggio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, and finally don't miss a visit to Ancient Rome. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, get engrossed in the history at Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

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Getting from Viareggio to Rome by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips