18 days in Italy, Paris & Hamburg Itinerary

18 days in Italy, Paris & Hamburg Itinerary

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Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Fly + Bus + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Verona, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Levanto, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Detroit, United States

2
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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Rodin and Paris Plage. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris online trip builder.

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Paris. Traveling from Detroit in July, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
nights
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. You'll explore and learn at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and Casa di Giulietta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Castel Thun (in Ton), Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine) and Parco Grotta Cascata Varone (in Tenno). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, and listen to music at Arena di Verona.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip maker app.

Getting from Paris to Verona by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Verona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Levanto.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jamaica Beach, Castel Thun, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

5
nights
Levanto, Italy

Levanto ©
Levanto is a comune (municipality) in the province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60km southeast of Genoa and about 20km northwest of La Spezia. Appreciate the collections at Castello di Bardi and Compiano Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello Doria and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Levanto: La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare (in Lerici), Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church (in Vernazza) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Levanto Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vigoleno, stroll through Spiaggia di Fegina, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levanto road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Verona to Levanto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Levanto

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Faro di Portofino, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, La Baia Blu - Stabilimento Balneare, Castello di Vigoleno
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Castello di Bardi ©
Castello di Bardi
Compiano Castle ©
Compiano Castle

2
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Wildpark Schwarze Berge and then identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamburg online route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levanto to Hamburg. August in Hamburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Marienkirche, Wildpark Schwarze Berge, Wildpark Lueneburger Heide
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Wildpark Lueneburger Heide ©
Wildpark Lueneburger Heide
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Alter Elbtunnel ©
Alter Elbtunnel

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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