12 days in Paris & Germany Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Germany Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee du Louvre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Paris is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cologne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

few
hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Cologne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Speicherstadt and then see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg journey maker tool .

Fly from Cologne to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Hamburg sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Berlin, and finally meet the residents at AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally examine the collection at Pergamon Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin ©
AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get curious at Deutsches Museum and then make a trip to Marienplatz. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munich online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
English Garden ©
English Garden
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace

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