34 days in Northwest Italy, Zurich & Berlin Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy, Zurich & Berlin Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Portoferraio, Italy
— 1 night
4
Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Padua, Italy
— 1 night
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Square and Villa d'Este are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Cassino to see Monte Cassino about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Rome. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Square, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Monte Cassino
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

3
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and San Damiano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Orvieto (Orvieto Underground, Duomo di Orvieto, &more) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi road trip planning app.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

1
night
Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Assisi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

3
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Camposanto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Pisa and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Dog Beach San Vincenzo (in San Vincenzo) and Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pisa road trip app.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Lucca, Dog Beach San Vincenzo, Montecatini Alto, Cavallino Matto
Highlights from your plan
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Montecatini Alto ©
Montecatini Alto

3
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Arco d'Augusto. Popular historic sites such as Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di San Petronio are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, &more) and Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral & Castello Estense). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Altamarea Beach Village, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gradara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

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Take a train from Pisa to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Padua.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ravenna, Ferrara, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Altamarea Beach Village, Arco d'Augusto
Highlights from your plan
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village

1
night
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, then make a trip to Prato della Valle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally ponder the world of politics at Ragione Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Padua trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Padua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bologna, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Padua, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Ragione Palace ©
Ragione Palace

4
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Baia del Silenzio. Visiting Grotte di Toirano and Baia dei Saraceni will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Vernazza (in Vernazza). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, wander the streets of Boccadasse, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Genoa holiday planner.

Getting from Padua to Genoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Aosta.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio, Santa Margherita Ligure, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano

2
nights
Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Lillaz Waterfalls, appreciate the views at Val Ferret, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Forte di Bard, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, then make a trip to Porta Pretoria, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Aosta trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Aosta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Aosta

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Val Ferret, Forte di Bard, Lillaz Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Val Ferret ©
Val Ferret
River Rafting & Tubing
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basel Minster and Altstadt Luzern. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lucerne and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Gedenkstatte Fur Fluchtlinge (in Riehen), Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel) and Basel (Kunsthalle Basel, Murus Gallicus - Der Keltenwall, &more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wyden Badi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich visit planner.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Basel, Lucerne, Interlaken, Gedenkstatte Fur Fluchtlinge, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Parasailing & Paragliding
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

6
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Frauenkirche Dresden and The Dresden Zwinger. Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Dresden (Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more) and Potsdam (The Historic Windmill, Potsdam's Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Classic Remise Berlin, appreciate the history behind Victory Column (Siegessaule), don't miss a visit to Deutsches Historisches Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online itinerary maker.

Fly from Zurich to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dresden, Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Highlights from your plan
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

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