15 days in Germany & France Itinerary

15 days in Germany & France Itinerary

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Start: Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
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Dresden, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
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Verdun, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Berlin, Germany

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Berlin road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then admire the masterpieces at Albertinum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dresden road trip site.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Dresden, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Leipziger Auenwald, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Leipzig, then admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, then examine the collection at Grassi Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leipzig road trip planner.

You can take a train from Dresden to Leipzig in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Leipzig can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Grassi Museum ©
Grassi Museum

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Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, see the interesting displays at Bernstein Museum, then see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, then contemplate the long history of Albrecht Durer's House, and finally steep yourself in history at Albrecht Dürer's House. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, take in panoramic vistas at Sinwellturm, then step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Nuremberg driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Leipzig to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Rochusfriedhof ©
Rochusfriedhof

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then admire the striking features of Dianatempel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip builder.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Munich

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

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Verdun, France

Verdun ©
The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Monument Maginot, take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, appreciate the history behind Memorial de la Voie Sacre, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, then make a trip to Porte Saint-Paul, and finally don't miss a visit to Porte Chaussee.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Verdun travel route planner.

Getting from Munich to Verdun by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June in Verdun, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Highlights from your plan
La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave ©
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave
Terra Chocolata ©
Terra Chocolata

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Parlement de Normandie, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins d'Angelique, then see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Laser Game Evolution, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then explore the world behind art at Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique), and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rouen visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Verdun to Rouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Verdun in June, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Giverny, Jardins d'Angelique
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite), don't miss a visit to Chemin des Douaniers, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Etretat planning app.

Getting from Rouen to Etretat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Etretat can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite) ©
Trinity Abbey (Abbey de la Trinite)
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the striking features of Luxembourg Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, stop by Île de la Cité, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning website.

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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