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
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Portoferraio, Italy
— 1 night
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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 Villa Borghese. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Square and Piazza Venezia are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Monte Cassino (in Cassino), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Monte Cassino, St. Peter's Square, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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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

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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 Basilica di Santa Chiara. Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Museo della Porziuncola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Orvieto (Orvieto Underground, Duomo di Orvieto, &more), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

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
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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
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

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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 Baptistery of St. John. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Pisa and Camposanto. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci), Dog Beach San Vincenzo (in San Vincenzo) and Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto, don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, and steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina.

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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. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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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 Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral & Castello Estense), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe) and Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Gradara, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, and kick back and relax at Altamarea Beach Village.

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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, Castello di Gradara, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Arco d'Augusto
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village

1
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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
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Ragione Palace ©
Ragione Palace

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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 Santa Margherita Ligure. Visiting Baia del Silenzio and Grotte di Toirano will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Vernazza (in Vernazza), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti). 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, Santa Margherita Ligure, Baia del Silenzio, Baia dei Saraceni, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano

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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

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

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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 Old Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Lucerne and Lake Brienz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Lion Monument, &more), Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel) and Basel (Kunsthalle Basel, Murus Gallicus - Der Keltenwall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Bad Hirsgarten, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour 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. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Basel, Interlaken, Wyden Badi, Sattel Hochstuckli
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 6:
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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Parasailing & Paragliding
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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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 Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at The Dresden Zwinger and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Berlin: Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen (in Oranienburg), Potsdam (The Historic Windmill, Potsdam's Gardens, &more) and Dresden (Bruehlsche Terrasse & Procession of Princes). 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
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Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger

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