Germany & Italy in 2 weeks?

Nov 11th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Germany & Italy in 2 weeks?

I'm planning a trip with my 18 year old son and we'd like to visit Germany and Italy--is this feasible in 2 weeks? We are renting a car and is there a site that one can plan the route?
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Nov 11th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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Depends on what you want to see, what are your interests, etc. Give us some details and we'll give you lots of advice.

These are two big countries and it takes quite a while to see a few places in either of them.
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Nov 11th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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We are considering a trip starting in Germany and ending in Italy - about 2 weeks in duration, possibly 2 1/2.

We've already been to Germany before though, so we would only spend a couple days in Munich most likely before heading to Italy on a night train - there is a night train from Munich to Venice. Then we would spend the remainder of the trip in Italy - Venice, Rome, and a seaside location TBD most likely.

We like to stay at least 3 nights in every location though with day trips to other places occasionally. So I think this is about all we could comfortably fit into our time frame. Others like to move around more often, which means you can see more places. I think that if you move every couple days, you could see a fair amount of southern Germany and northern Italy in that time frame.
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Nov 11th, 2006, 01:20 PM
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Start and end in Munich--get a car.
Route to include:
Salzburg
Castelrotto[Dolomites]
Lago Garda
Garmisch[castle country]
That is a full 2 weeks amd a good trip.
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Nov 11th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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In two weeks you can see at most 4 places. If you want to see 2 in Italy and 2 in Germany that's fine - but realize that you're seeing very little of each country.

First you need to look at a couple of guidebooks to figure out what you want to see (mountains, cities, cute small towns, castles, museums, churches - whatever) and then where they are.

Once you've picked your locations either mappy.com or viamichelin can give you driving info.

For instance, you could spend 4 nights in Rome, picking up a car on the way out, 3 nights in Florence (seeing perhaps Siena or San Gim during the trip between), then drive to Munich for 3 nights (driving through the Alps and seeing a castle or cute town) and ending up with 4 nights in Berlin.

But only you can tell you if this will cover what you want to see - you have to pick the sights/activities and then plan a route. But don;t make any more than 4 stops with hotel.
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