13 days in France, Berlin & Bruges Itinerary

13 days in France, Berlin & Bruges Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof, Fly to Berlin
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Tamiami

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris route planning site.

Tamiami, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tamiami to Paris. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tamiami in December; daily highs in Paris reach 47°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Maison Camille Hanss & Fils, don't miss a visit to Dolder Tower, then make a trip to Maison Faller-Brief, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Foy, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colmar online day trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Colmar, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Jesuites, awaken your taste buds at VinoRoute - Oenotourisme en Alsace, and then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg trip itinerary site.

Drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror.

Plan trip to Berlin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Strasbourg to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bruges journey planning site.

Fly from Berlin to Bruges in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.