17 days in Italy, Germany & Madrid Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Germany & Madrid Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Mainz, Germany
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Bad Kreuznach, Germany
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Birkenfeld, Germany
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Mainz, Germany
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Bad Mergentheim, Germany
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Augsburg, Germany
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Schliersee, Germany
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Fussen, Germany
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Schliersee, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
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Schliersee, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Schliersee, Germany
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Rosenheim, Germany
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Venice, Italy
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Terricciola, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Frankfurt, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in January, with highs in Frankfurt at 41°F and lows at 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Mainz.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks
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Mainz, Germany

Great Wine Capital

Steeped in history and tradition, Mainz is an elegant, modern city in Germany's largest wine-growing region and a major center for tourism.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mainz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Frankfurt to Mainz in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mainz can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Bad Kreuznach.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
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Bad Kreuznach, Germany

Bad Kreuznach is a town in the Bad Kreuznach district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bad Kreuznach route planning site.

Bad Kreuznach is just a short distance from Mainz. In January, daily temperatures in Bad Kreuznach can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Birkenfeld.

Things to do in Bad Kreuznach

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries
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Birkenfeld, Germany

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Birkenfeld day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bad Kreuznach to Birkenfeld takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Birkenfeld can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mainz.

Things to do in Birkenfeld

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Mainz, Germany

— 1 night

Great Wine Capital

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mainz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birkenfeld to Mainz takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Wurzburg.

Things to do in Mainz

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Parks
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Wurzburg, Germany

Pearl of the Romantic Road

Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Würzburg Residence. On the 29th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence.

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

Traveling by car from Mainz to Wurzburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bad Mergentheim.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites
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Bad Mergentheim, Germany

Bad Mergentheim is a town in the Main-Tauber-Kreis district in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marienkirche.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bad Mergentheim road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Bad Mergentheim in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Augsburg.

Things to do in Bad Mergentheim

Historic Sites
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Augsburg, Germany

Peace City

Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
You've now added Schaezlerpalais to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Schaezlerpalais.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Augsburg online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bad Mergentheim to Augsburg takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Schliersee.

Things to do in Augsburg

Museums
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Schliersee, Germany

— 2 nights
Schliersee is a small town and a municipality in the district of Miesbach in Bavaria in Germany. You've now added Partnachklamm to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Schliersee attractions tool.

Drive from Augsburg to Schliersee in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Schliersee are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fussen.

Things to do in Schliersee

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Fussen, Germany

— 1 day

Southern End of the Romantic Road

Framed by the Alps and set upon a riverbank, the city of Fussen in addition to its historic architecture is the epicenter of Germany’s traditional violin-making industry.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Fussen attractions planner.

You can drive from Schliersee to Fussen in 2 hours. January in Fussen sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schliersee.

Things to do in Fussen

Historic Sites
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Schliersee, Germany

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Schliersee road trip site.

Traveling by car from Fussen to Schliersee takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Nuremberg.

Things to do in Schliersee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Nuremberg, Germany

— 1 day

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaiserburg Nurnberg, DB Museum (German Railway Museum) and Frauenkirche. On the 1st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frauenkirche, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and then see the interesting displays at DB Museum (German Railway Museum).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg online visit planner.

Drive from Schliersee to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

— 1 night
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kathe Wohlfahrt's Christmas Shop.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Schliersee.

Things to do in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Shopping

Side Trip

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Schliersee, Germany

— 1 night
To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Schliersee travel route planner.

Drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Schliersee in 3.5 hours. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munich.

Things to do in Schliersee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Munich, Germany

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Munich Residenz as well as Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Rathaus-Glockenspiel and then examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Drive from Schliersee to Munich in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Munich are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Schliersee.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites
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Schliersee, Germany

— 1 night
To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Schliersee trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Munich to Schliersee in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Rosenheim.

Things to do in Schliersee

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rosenheim, Germany

Nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Rosenheim wears two hats: economic hub and center for the arts.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rosenheim trip planning website.

Drive from Schliersee to Rosenheim in an hour. In February in Rosenheim, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 27°F at night. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Rosenheim

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Rosenheim to Venice in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rosenheim in February, with highs in Venice at 50°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Terricciola.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping · Museums
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Terricciola, Italy

— 2 nights
Terricciola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50km southwest of Florence and about 30km southeast of Pisa. Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo di Pisa as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Terricciola trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Terricciola by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Terricciola can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Terricciola

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning tool.

You can drive from Terricciola to Florence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in February, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Terricciola.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Terricciola, Italy

— 2 nights
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Terricciola trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Terricciola in 1.5 hours. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Terricciola

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, make a trip to Villa Borghese, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by car from Terricciola to Rome takes 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Cerralbo.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in February: highs in Madrid hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:
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Germany travel guide

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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

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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.

Province of Pisa travel guide

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Observation Decks · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Pisa is a city in the Tuscany region of Central Italy straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies as the best sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.<ref name="gradscuola/">Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa Information statisticsHistoryAncient timesThe origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians had variously been proposed as founders of the city (for example, a colony of the ancient city of Pisa, Greece). Archaeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the '' in 1991, confirmed its Etruscan origins.

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