12 days in Zurich, Paris & Eastern Germany Itinerary

12 days in Zurich, Paris & Eastern Germany Itinerary

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12 days in Zurich, Paris & Eastern Germany Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Thale, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Lubben, Germany
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Mount Titlis and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich travel route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Zurich is colder than Dubai - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Paris to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and East Side Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pergamon Museum and Potsdamer Platz. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Berlin Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thale.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topographie des Terrors ©
Topographie des Terrors

1
night
Thale, Germany

Thale ©
Thale is a town in the Harz district in Saxony-Anhalt in central Germany.GeographyIt is situated on the river Bode, approximately 8 km west of Quedlinburg. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Roßtrappe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blasiikirche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Altstadt Quedlinburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche St. Benedikti, then steep yourself in history at Dom und Domschatz, and finally contemplate the long history of Burg und Festung Regenstein.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thale trip maker .

You can drive from Berlin to Thale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lubben.

Things to do in Thale

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quedlinburg, Dom und Domschatz, Burg und Festung Regenstein
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Altstadt Quedlinburg ©
Altstadt Quedlinburg
Blasiikirche ©
Blasiikirche
Burg und Festung Regenstein ©
Burg und Festung Regenstein

1
night
Lubben, Germany

Lubben ©
Lübben is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.Administrative structureDistricts of the town are: Lübben Stadt (Lower Sorbian: Lubin město) Hartmannsdorf Steinkirchen of Lower Lusatia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz, then identify plant and animal life at Radduscher Naturhafen, and then admire the striking features of Slawenburg Raddusch.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lubben road trip site .

Traveling by car from Thale to Lubben takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubben

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slawenburg Raddusch, Radduscher Naturhafen
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Radduscher Naturhafen ©
Radduscher Naturhafen
Slawenburg Raddusch ©
Slawenburg Raddusch

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