13 days in Italy, Germany & Geneva Itinerary

13 days in Italy, Germany & Geneva Itinerary

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Schwangau, Germany
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Pisa, Italy
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La Spezia, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Schwangau, Germany

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein.

Before you visit Schwangau, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dusseldorf to Schwangau is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Dusseldorf in May, you will find days in Schwangau are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
You've now added Partnachklamm to your itinerary.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Schwangau in May, expect nights in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy — 2 nights

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tre Cime di Lavaredo as well as Cadini di Misurina. On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Lago di Sorapiss and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadini di Misurina and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Cortina d'Ampezzo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in May: highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pisa journey planning site.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Spezia.
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La Spezia, Italy — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parco Salvador Allende and then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Spezia travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip maker app.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and stop by Molard Souvenirs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip builder app.

Fly from Milan to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Geneva is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.