17 days in Germany, France & Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Germany, France & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, France & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Panama City, Panama
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  15 min
3
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Panama City, Panama


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1
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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at MyZeil, then stroll through Frankfurt Zoo (Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt/Main), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle Frankfurt, and finally examine the collection at Römer. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Frankfurt Goethe House, then take an in-depth tour of Siegfried´s Mechanisches Musikkabinett, and then browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip builder.

If you are flying in from Panama, the closest major airport is Frankfurt am Main International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, Main-Taunus Zentrum
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Kleinmarkthalle ©
Kleinmarkthalle
Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Head to Les Expressives and La Cave du Marchéfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Marais and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chartres Historic Preservation Area in Chartres--about 1:35 hours away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, look for gifts at Pari Roller, see the interesting displays at Musée d'Orsay, and take in the dramatic natural features at Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chartres, Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Les Etangs de Commelles, and then tee off at Golf Disneyland. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and then explore the world behind art at Auberge Ganne - Musée Départemental de l'école de Barbizon.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marne-la-Vallee custom trip planner.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. In October in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Les Etangs de Commelles, Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Golf Disneyland ©
Golf Disneyland

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elena Kihlman Designer and Antica Caciara. Shop till you drop at Camiceria Contrada and Il Castello di Avalon. Change things up with a short trip to Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare in Maccarese (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, stop by Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, and don't miss a visit to Rome Historical Center.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Marne-la-Vallee to Rome by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Munich.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Il Castello di Avalon, Vatican Museums, Camiceria Contrada, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Biergarten Viktualienmarkt, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and then stroll through Flaucher. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strandbad St. Alban, indulge your taste buds at Andechs Monastery, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munich itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Rome to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in October; daily highs in Munich reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Andechs Monastery, Strandbad St. Alban
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Flaucher ©
Flaucher
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Andechs Monastery ©
Andechs Monastery

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