15 days in Germany, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

15 days in Germany, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Train:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Heidelberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Doha, Qatar

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Frankfurt road trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Frankfurt is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in April: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 18°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

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.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Elizabeth Gate, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town), then contemplate the long history of Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Paris to Heidelberg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) ©
Student Jail (Studentenkarzer)
Altstadt (Old Town) ©
Altstadt (Old Town)

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Friedhof Fluntern and Markuskirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
Take a break from the city and head to Panoramaweg and Merkur. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Altstadt and St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom). Explore Heidelberg's surroundings by going to Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Town Walls, &more), Baden-Baden (Eglise Russe, Goenneranlage, &more) and Trier (Konstantinbasilika, Porta Nigra, &more). See even more of Heidelberg: admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant, appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet, steep yourself in history at Dicker Turm (Schloss), and make a trip to Bergfriedhof Heidelberg.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heidelberg attractions website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Heidelberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Baden-Baden, Trier
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
Porta Nigra ©
Porta Nigra

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
On the 17th (Fri), get great views at Main Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Frankfurt, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Heidelberg to Frankfurt in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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Main Tower ©
Main Tower

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