10 days in France, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in France, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Miami, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Attractions like Reichstag Building and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Sat), get curious at Deutsches Museum, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus). On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the activities along English Garden.

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You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.